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Ants Benefit Pitcher Plant Hosts By Hunting Nutrient Stealing Parasites
2013-05-23 10:00:53

An insect-eating pitcher plant teams up with ants to prevent mosquito larvae from stealing its nutrients

2005-07-18 04:54:36

Ever tried to defeat natural forces? Specialist ants are capable of running on slippery waxy plant surfaces in order to reach their nests and food supplies. Some Macaranga trees in South East Asia have waxy stems to protect themselves from ants and other insects. Only one specific ant is capable of running up and down the stem, in order to access its nest and food supply inside the stem.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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