Symbiotic Connection Can Be Really Intriguing – 10 Pictures

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Reaching a Goal Is the Easy Way

For honey guides, it is hard to get to the honey while bees are inside. This is why they are always looking for friends to help them and lead Ratels directly to the hive. Once the Ratels destroy the beehive and open it, it is easy for guides to use the remains from the ground. Just like they are leading other animals to their goal, sometimes they do the same with people. The cooperation is the most important in this cruel world.  

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Harmless Birds

There is nothing wrong with helping yourself while following other animals. Cattle Egrets are not doing good for livestock, but neither they are doing anything wrong. They are just following the big animals while they are moving through the grass. Every time big cattle pass through the lawn, some insects don't survive and they become a banquet for egrets. In this way, birds are using the advantages of one-way symbiosis.

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The Sound of Woodpecker

Woodpeckers and tree ants are not friends; they are enemies. But sometimes, even among the biggest opponents, there is a time of truce. There is a species of woodpeckers called Southern Rufous, and this one is ready to negotiate. Somehow, during the nesting time, a woodpecker uses the ants' nests to lay eggs, and both of the species are protecting the place. Nature has wonderful solutions.

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Meat Ants Are Ready to Cooperate

Most of the time, meat ants like to team up with leaf hoppers. It is hard to make friends with meat ants, but leaf hoppers are lucky because they can produce substances which are tasteful and ants like eating them. Just because of that, leaf hoppers have the privilege to be a partner protected from predators and have a friendly status.  

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Have We Already Told You a Story of Meat Ants?

Well, some animals are just more friendly than others. Caterpillars also enjoy the protection of the army consisted of meat ants. This is not only because their substances are suitable for feeding, but because they are also sticky and useful as a valuable material in nest-building. As long as these guys are good juice producers, they will have a helping hand to survive in the wildness.

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