Leafcutter Ants

May 29th, 2007 by: joshua

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Golfito, Costa Rica

Although this video was taken in Costa Rica anyone who has visited the tropics has seen leafcutter ants. The industrious buggers clear paths through the jungle to make highways for workers to carry leaves back to the hill. They use the leaves to cultivate a fungus which they eat (ant-fungus mutualism).

One Comment on “Leafcutter Ants”

  1. Jason says:

    Too bad you can’t train them to make boats…

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