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Ants run secret farms on English oak trees

1 month ago   |   By Milton Keynes Natural History Society

Britain has a new farmed animal, which is kept in barns, milked and moved between high and low pastures - but not by humans.
The pale giant oak aphid, Stomaphis wojciechowskii , has lived undiscovered for thousands of years on English oak trees, where it has been looked after by brown ants.
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