From vibrations alone, acacia ants can tell nibbles from the wind

Acacia trees are a prominent feature of the East African savannah. They're also a classic example of the long-standing and complex relationships between plants and insects, in this case acacia ants. The acacias provide food in the form of nectar and accommodation in hollow thorns for the ants. In return, the ants defend the acacias against nibbling elephants, giraffes, or other animals that would eat them.

From vibrations alone, acacia ants can tell nibbles from the wind

Acacia trees are a prominent feature of the East African savannah. They're also a classic example of the long-standing and complex relationships between plants and insects, in this case acacia ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Phys.org

From vibrations alone, acacia ants can tell nibbles from the wind, Fri 15 Feb 19 from ScienceDaily

Acacia ants' vibrational sensors can differentiate between nibbles and wind

Ants living in Africa's acacia trees can tell the difference between the vibrational patterns made by wind and those made by a munching herbivore.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from UPI

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