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Clever Ants by KeldBach Clever Ants by KeldBach
These Black Garden Ants keep a small herd of Aphids (plant lice) for a rather specialized purpose. From the Wikipedia:

"Some species of ants "farm" aphids, protecting them on the plant they eat, and eating the honeydew that the aphids release from their anus; this is a mutualistic relationship."



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happyyesh Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Seen this many time but didn't knew they're relative.......amazing fact!!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Glad you like it :D
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glensworld Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Nice shot!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thanks again :)
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8AlnitakKaleids8 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is SOME macro shot!!! Nice job :-)
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Thanks very much :)
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8AlnitakKaleids8 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :-)
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Glenn0o7 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Photographer
Fantastic shot :)
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Thank you :D
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Glenn0o7 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   Photographer
You're very welcome :)
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