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Portrait of a mutualism: a swollen-thorn Acacia with the ants that protect it.  The hundreds of thorns on a mature tree can house colonies of up to 20,000 ants.

Chiriqui, Panama

Portrait of a mutualism: a swollen-thorn Acacia with the ants that protect it. The hundreds of thorns on a mature tree can house colonies of up to 20,000 ants.

Chiriqui, Panama

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