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caption: Ants farm Aphids on a plant and use them to drink the sugary liquid known as honeydew from inside the plant.
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Ants farm Aphids on a plant and use them to drink the sugary liquid known as honeydew from inside the plant.
Credit: Chris Morgan

WILD BITES: The tiniest farmer on Earth?

Ants form really complex social structures, in massive colonies. These super-organisms can contain hundreds of thousands of ants. They work together, and are very good at solving problems, including farming other insects to get food.