Today I learned of Myrmecocystus, (aka "honeypot" ants). When food is plentiful, honeypot colonies pick some ants to be living larders for the colony. Other ants stuff them with food until they're immobile. When food is short, workers poke the stored up ants and eat the vomited food. blogs.nasa.gov/whatoneart…
The 29th May (also this Friday) is officially “Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day”: before refrigerators were invented in the 1920s, families in Europe and the USA would place a piece of cloth on their larder for good luck once a year. daysoftheyear.com/days/pu…
Moles have worm "larders" where they keep up to 1000 worms. Their saliva paralyses the worms and they store their still-living prey for later consumption. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mol…
There is kind of ant, the honeypot ant, which has a special kind of worker that is gorged on honey and then serves as a 'living larder,' from which other ants extract nourishment antark.net/ant-species/ho…
Moles use their toxic saliva to paralyse worms that fall into their burrows, then store their helpless, still living bodies in 'larders' of up to 1,000 worms before eating them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mol…
Honeypot ants, also called honey ants or repletes, are ants which are gorged with food by workers, to the point that their abdomens swell enormously. They function as living larders. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hon…
Moles will store worms, over a thousand at a time, to eat at a later date. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mol…

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