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Weaver ant

Weaver ant
Genus: Oecophylla

These arboreal ants exhibit extraordinary teamwork while building their nests; even the larvae get to pitch in. Weaver ants make their nests in treetops by "stitching" leaves together. They begin by forming a chain using their bodies that stretches from one edge of a leaf to the other. As ants exit the chain one at a time, the leaf edges come together. Workers then select larvae of a certain age and carry them to the construction site. Each worker holds a larva in its mandibles and gently squeezes, signaling the larva to expel threads of silk. The worker moves the larva back and forth over the touching edges of each leaf, and like glue, the silk binds the leaf together.


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