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Honeypot ant

Honey pot ant
Genus: Myrmecocystus

Honey pot ants have a unique means of surviving in the deserts where they live—they store excess food in the bodies of some of their workers. Honey pot workers gather food just like any other ant, seeking out plant nectar, honeydew from aphids, and similar sweet treats. But when they return to the nest, these workers feed their spoils to a specialized class of workers called repletes. The repletes store the food in their gasters, the hindmost section of their bodies, which have thin, flexible walls that can distend to great volume. When food is scarce, the repletes simply regurgitate the stored food and feed the colony.


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