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Ant Living in a Fanged Pitcher Plant
Nepenthes bicalcarata


Andulau Forest Reserve, Brunei



These ants are immune to the pitcher plant’s digestive liquid—they drag a grasshopper out to eat, simultaneously helping the plant by removing the large insect that would spoil in the liquid.

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Christian Ziegler
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