Thorn ants

Thorn ants

Observation - Thorn ants - Southern Africa. Description: Ants living in thorns - with their brood. They enter and leave through a small hole near the point of the thorn. The thorns they live in are enlarged. Do the ants alter the plant hormones to make the thorns grow larger than normal?

Ants living in thorns - with their brood. They enter and leave through a small hole near the point of the thorn. The thorns they live in are enlarged. Do the ants alter the plant hormones to make the thorns grow larger than normal?