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Nestmate transport in Oecophylla longinoda weaver ants: a major gives a lift to a minor worker.  This form of transport is thought to be more energy efficient than if both ants were to walk individually. 

St. Lucia, KZN, South Africa

Nestmate transport in Oecophylla longinoda weaver ants: a major gives a lift to a minor worker. This form of transport is thought to be more energy efficient than if both ants were to walk individually. St. Lucia, KZN, South Africa

Oecophylla longinodaOecophyllaformicinaeformicidaeantsinsectsinsectworker antecologyweaver anttailor anttree antnestmate transportnestmateskin recognitioncarryingworker polymorphism