Bottom section of an over-ripe male F. lepicarpa fig. The black hole in the middle is the ostiole or exit hole. Surrounding the ostiole are the  white male stamens with  paired pollen producing anthers. The holes in the gall flowers indicate that all the wasps have left.

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The top section of the same  male fig. Note the empty gall flowers  from which the wasps have obviously left and the dead wasps at bottom right. The fig wall bottom right looks bruised  and this may be due to Non Pollinating Fig Wasp (NPFW) activity. NPFW activity may also account for the dead wasps.

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An over ripe male fig with an open ostiole from which the fig wasps have already exited. Note the scaly surface of the fig  hence the Latin name F. lepicarpa meaning “leperous fig”.
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Many of the ripe male figs had a small neat hole cut out by a Plantain Squirrel Calliosciurus notatus presumably so that the squirrel could eat the fig wasps as they emerged.

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There were two crops of figs on the same male tree. The over ripe male figs illustrated above and a cohort of  juvenile figs prior to wasp entry.
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Wasai Bedanu (Meriuk Farm Stay)  is a mixture of old growth forest and orchards about 40 minutes drive from Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei Darussalam, Borneo. The small Ficus lepicarpa tree is in the middle of the photo.
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The Ficus lepicarpa tree was half smothered by a  Meremmia vine (Convululacea)  with large leaves. Meremmia   flowers are large and yellow so they are easy to recognize when they are flowering.
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Ficus lepicarpa saplings growing next to a stream at Wasai Bedanu.
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Jungle Dave is the local manger of Meriuk Farm Stay at Wasai Bedanu at Tutong in Brunei