|The Ants of
Chapter 5 - Diverse Habitats
|Chapter 5 - Biodiversity & Niches|
In the previous part of this Chapter, the question of biodiversity was examined. Here a number of examples of the habitats in West Africa are shown.
Secondary forest in Nigeria
Primary forest climax tree in Nigeria
Area of secondary forest, viewed across the golf course, at CRIG, Ghana
View through cocoa canopy (Amelonado, W 9/1 mapping site, CRIN, 1975.
Patterns of light and shade offering different habitats at E5/1, CRIN (with links to the views of various ant nest sites).
The Onipe 1/1 site, more typical of farmers' cocoa
Typical nest site of Crematogaster africana and Crem. depressa
Typical nest of Crematogaster clariventris, constructed of "carton" on the lower trunk of a (cocoa) tree, CRIN, Nigeria
Typical nest of Crematogaster zavattarii, constructed of "carton" among cankerous bark on the lower trunk of a (cocoa) tree, CRIN, Nigeria
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