The Incredible Fig

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While figs support entire ecosystems of animals, their relationship with fig wasps is their most intimate. In fact, they need each other to survive. Female wasps carry pollen with them into the structure we call the fruit, where they pollinate the flowers while laying their eggs before dying. After the larva hatch and the males pollinate the females, they carry pollen with them out of the fruit, and the cycle starts anew.
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