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Ant Farmer


Ant Farmer
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זכות יוצרים: Moz Wik (Mozwik) (74)
ז'נר: Animals
מדיום: צבעוני
תאריך צילום: 2018-06-09
קטגוריות: Insects
מצלמה: Nikon D300
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
תאריך טעינה: 2018-06-09 2:53
נצפה: 178
נקודות: 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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