The Web of Life (22-3-9) Agricultural Ants

 Agricultural Ants

Ants in Fiji farm plants. They carry the seeds of the Squamellaria plant and insert them into cracks in trees, where the seeds germinate. The ants fertilize the seedlings with their wastes. When the plants sufficiently mature, the ants take up residence in the cavities that the plants provide. This potted homebuilding has been going on for 3 million years.