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Clever Ants
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Published: June 29, 2008
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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1600x1020px 1.17 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Model
NIKON D300
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/16.0
Focal Length
60 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jun 29, 2008, 4:04:39 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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:nod: they keep 'm like we keep cows!
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Great picture
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Thank you, Maria :)
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You're welcomeHug 
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Seen this many time but didn't knew they're relative.......amazing fact!!
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Glad you like it :D
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This is SOME macro shot!!! Nice job :-)
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Thanks very much :)
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My pleasure :-)
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Fantastic shot :)
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You're very welcome :)
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Glad you like it, Sarah. You're doing some nice stuff yourself :)
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Most welcome and thank you :D
Thanks for the watch as well ;)
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This is a GREAT PHOTO. I love it because it shows how things work in the animal kingdom, it's a real action shot.. Great work!!
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Thanks very much. I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconcrazy-4-animals: You have been featured here [link]
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Thanks very much :)
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