Ants Herding Aphids

Ants Herding Aphids
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Ants keep aphid "herds" as a source of food, though they do not eat the aphids themselves. Rather, the aphids are placed by the ants to extract and digest sap from the plant and the ants in turn "milk" the aphids by eating their excretions on demand.

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October 17, 2009
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