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Hi Michael, great photos, but I need some help identifing what I see.  So there is a brown twig with hairs (?) on one side, sometimes up, sometimes down (perhaps just camera angle?)   Is the black material on the twig a carton structure from the ants?  If it is a carton tunnel they are certainly more on it than in it.  Why all the holes in it?  Is this another of your at home ant colonies or a habitat photo?


Thanks,  Frank

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There's some papers (not really news) about this strange interaction, which explain well it.






I was really impressed 10 years ago when I read it for the firts time ! This plant was really intricate and mysterious for me, thanks a lot for sharing these photos.

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