Ants Use Acid to Make “Gardens” in Amazon, Study Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: March 20, 2006   View Article

Ants in the Amazon rain forest labor to keep their territory free of all plants except for one tree species, according to a new study. Scientists call these cultivated spaces devil’s gardens, after the local legends that hold they’re home to evil spirits. Some of the gardens are at least 800 years old.

Related Posts

Fish poop boosts distant forests

“Lost” Amazon Complex Found; Shapes Seen by Satellite

Superdirt Made Lost Amazon Cities Possible?

Ancient Amazon Cities Found; Were Vast Urban Network

Amazon Deforestation Drops Significantly, Government Says

© 2008-2010 Collected Writings By John Roach