Ants are really important scavengers in tropical rain forests
What is it about?
We used an experimental suppression technique to see how much food resource was removed from old growth tropical rain forest. We found that half of the resource removal was by ants, a quarter by other invertebrates, and a quarter by mammals.
Why is it important?
It is the first study that has calculated the impact of ants on scavenging processes.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Theodore A Evans, fevziye hasan, and Dr Paul Eggleton
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