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Partners in a devil's garden: Myrmelachista ants and the Clidemia plants they live in. The swellings on the plant stem are hollow domatia that house the ant colony.

Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador

Partners in a devil's garden: Myrmelachista ants and the Clidemia plants they live in. The swellings on the plant stem are hollow domatia that house the ant colony. Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador

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