Amazing ants that grow plants
Researchers have looked at the mróto the Fiji Islands. They determined that the insects deliberately harvest, plant, and then fertilize a plant called Squamellaria. Behavior mrówek is „thoughtful”. Plant gives insects shelter and fruit.
Biologists have carefully studied the behavior of mrówek. Insects collected Squamellaria seeds and left them in cracks in tree bark. This plant is a parasite and grows on trees. Workers then patrolled the seed planting site.
Scientists also noticed a strange amount of insect movementówhen the seedling has already grown. According to them, the workers fertilize the plant with their own feces. Researchers believe this peculiar symbiosis between Philidris nagasau and Squamellaria has been going on for at least three millionóin years.