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Fiji Ants Cultivating Their Own Coffee Crops

By wochit 29 November 2016

Scientists on the island of Fiji have discovered a type of ant that plants, fertilizes & guards its own coffee crops. According to the scientists, this is the first ant to build its own home. The ant, known as “Phildris nagasau" has been perfecting this practice for millions of years. The ants reportedly don't just harvest the nectar from the plants, they also use the coffee plants as a place to live. In an experiment, researchers discovered that the ants plant six different types of coffee plant in the bark of jungle trees.