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Die Waldameise

Die Waldameise
The forest ants are useful helpers of the forest.


Due to their huge food requirements, an average colony devours around 30 kilograms of insects per year. In this way, forest pests such as .B the frost tensioner are reduced. In addition, the ants contribute to the loosening of the soil and enrichment of the earth with nutrients through nest building. Improved soil respiration and soil fertility lead to increased growth of trees, shrubs and fungi. Thus, the rejuvenation of trees in the vicinity of anthills is usually particularly good. Last but not least, ants serve as food for other forest animals such as birds, lizards or spiders.


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