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Most animals depend on leaves. Leaves serve as continuous suppliers of life-supporting oxygen and also as kitchens, where food is prepared for the plant and animals, directly or indirectly. But these amazing kitchens also double up as homes for a host of creatures. KATIE BAGLI tells you more.

Weaver Ants: Weaver ants have earned the notorious reputation of using child labour to stitch the margins of leaves together to construct their communal homes. Several adult ants hold the leaves in position while one of the workers holds a young larva in her mouth and runs it along the leaf margins,
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