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If you have a nice example of animals living in symbiosis...

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"Ant–fungus mutualism"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant–fungus_mutualism

There are many living organisms like ants which are farmers.

They are finding food which their "cows" are "eating", feeding them, and use whatever their "cows" are producing, equivalent of "milk".

Other example ant-aphids.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_symbiotic_relationships

 

"A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria living among filaments of multiple fungi"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichen

 

 

Edited by Sensei

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In my greenhouse I once noted some ants on a pepper and maybe a month later I had a big aphid-plague. Aphids feed on the sap of plants and secrete a substance called honeydew. This sticky resin is a favorite food of ants, who “milk” the aphids for it.

Ants also defend the aphids against bugs like ladybugs and earwigs...which allows the aphid population to increase in size.

 

Edited by Itoero

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