Farming Ants: Leafcutters and Fungus Growers - Alex Wild Photography
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Mycocepurus smithii, on a fungal thread at the periphery of the fungus garden.  The ants are true agriculturalists, cultivating an edible fungus on a substrate of assorted debris.

Panama

Mycocepurus smithii, on a fungal thread at the periphery of the fungus garden. The ants are true agriculturalists, cultivating an edible fungus on a substrate of assorted debris. Panama

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