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Dolichoderus bispinosus

Dolichoderus bispinosus

Ants gather minerals from bird droppings. Some nutrients can be hard to find in the rainforest, but animal droppings are a ready source and often attract ants.

Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador

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