At two separate locations in Oregon, we have observed Pogonomyrmex salinus
workers transporting (or working on
in some way) Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis
) 'berries' . This ant was in the process of cutting away the outer covering of one, and a seed can be seen inside (a variety of haphazard cutting techniques were employed). This worker
apparently lost interest, and walked away shortly after this image was captured.