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creatures that are kept by the ants..

Description:

this ant "herding" same animals on the top of leaves. Anyone know the creatures that "maintained" these ants? These creatures produce sweet liquid.

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10 Comments

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 10 years ago

Moved to Arthropods

MediyansyahTaharani
MediyansyahTaharani 10 years ago

Thank you friends, I am also interested in the activities of these ants:))

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Got it...thanks. Good information!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Claire, this is what I wanted you to see!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Wonderful to see a picture that depicts this kind of ranching!

one more interesting fact about aphids: they clone themselves - that means, photos now taken shows all females, only in autumn appear males too - those aphids are all winged, and they mate, to mix up the genetic pool

no, ants invented slavery as well.

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Aphids secreting honeydew, I meant! :-)

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

some sort of honeydews?
Is amazing that some ants colonies have crops of fungus and herds of dews. Then some people likes to think that only humans invented domestication :-)

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 10 years ago

Hi,

it looks for me like a colony of plant louse. The ants eat/drink this sweet liquid (it's full of sugar). Quite often the ants take the plant louse from plant to plant like "shepperds".

Saarbrigger


Malang, Indonesia

Spotted on Jun 5, 2011
Submitted on Jun 5, 2011

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