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Seed dispersal by ants (myrmecochory) is an important life phase in flowering herbs of temperate deciduous forests, and long dispersal is basically preferable in terms of plant fitness. Although it is known that larger ants transport seeds farther, previous studies conflicted whether larger seeds are preferred by large ants. We examine how seed size and ant body size influence removal rate of seeds and their dispersal distance by ants. The obligate myrmecochorous, large-seed bearing Violadoi:10.13102/sociobiology.v59i4.888 doaj:149e0b5b758440eea87512cfadecd4a3 fatcat:ovw76dm63vdlxefsl3ziz7ffqy