Ants and Novatello Trees

  In the dense forests of Brazil in South America, there is a kind of forest pest, that is, ants that specialize in eating leaves-the leaf-eating ants. Due to the large number of leaf-eater ants, the leaves of most tree species were not spared and became their meal. However, there is a kind of tree that can be saved from it.
  The locals call this kind of tree the Novatello tree. Don’t they have some special abilities? In fact, compared with other trees around them, they are neither tall nor thick, and they are just a kind of evergreen plant of castor family.
  So how are they protected from encroachment? It turns out that the trunk of the Novatello tree is hollow and knotted, similar to bamboo, and the stem is densely covered with numerous small holes leading to the inside. A species of ants known locally as the Novatello ants have taken a fancy to this place, and what an ideal residence it is! Therefore, Novatelo ants, who are too lazy to build nests, set up camp here, work at sunrise and rest at sunset through the small hole, give birth to children, and live and work in peace and contentment.
  There are not only luxurious accommodations, but also sumptuous food. The small balls grown from the base of the petiole of Novatello ants are plump and rich in protein and fat, which guarantee the source of life for Novatello ants.
  Novatello ants have no worries about food and lodging here, and they don’t want to leave. Of course, they have to protect their homes from being violated, and they have the ability to do so. They are aggressive and very united, making them good at fighting as a team. They are also highly toxic, and the toxicity of a few ants is enough to kill an animal the size of a monkey.
  Therefore, animals big and small are afraid to avoid them and stay away from them. Some ignorant leaf-gnawing ants trespassed on their territory, but they were not their opponents at all, and they were beaten and fled.
  Since then, no one has dared to approach them again. As a result, the Novatello tree is not invaded by foreign enemies, and it thrives in the dense forest and is lush. The local people therefore regard Novatello ants as beneficial ants.
  The novatello tree is protected by the novatello ants, and the novatello ants get shelter and food because of the novatello tree. !
  Applicable topics: cooperation, symbiosis