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Ant Living in a Fanged Pitcher Plant
Nepenthes bicalcarata

Location

Andulau Forest Reserve, Brunei

Date

Description

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.

Photo Link

https://www.instagram.com/p/0pVb-5g2zH/

Learn More

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/130522-fanged-pitcher-plant-ant-borneo-ecology-science
Christian Ziegler
Tropical biologist turned photojournalist for Max-Planck for Animal Behavior and NatGeo.
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