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Ant Farmer


Ant Farmer
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Copyright: Moz Wik (Mozwik) (62)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-09 2:53
Viewed: 70
Points: 0
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Ant farming aphids on a curry plant. The ants, in this case I believe are Lasius niger, the common garden ant.

Scientists had previously established that certain types of aphids live in colonies where they are used as a food source by a neighbouring colony of ants. The ants have been known to bite the wings off the aphids in order to stop them from getting away and depriving the ants of one of their staple foods: the sugar-rich sticky honeydew which is excreted by aphids when they eat plants. Chemicals produced in the glands of ants can also sabotage the growth of aphid wings.


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