Sep

8

Acacia trees--where ants live, and elephats feedA fascinating article on how ants protect their trees in the savanna from elephants:

"It really is a David and Goliath story, where these little ants are up against these huge herbivores, protecting trees and having a major impact on the ecosystems in which they live," Palmer said. "Swarming groups of ants that weigh about 5 milligrams each can and do protect trees from animals that are about a billion times more massive."

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