Farming Ants: Leafcutters and Fungus Growers - Alex Wild Photography
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Atta cephalotes in the fungus garden.  Here, the fungus is visible as a white mold growing across the cut leaves that the ants have fed to it.

Captive colony at the California Academy of Sciences

Atta cephalotes in the fungus garden. Here, the fungus is visible as a white mold growing across the cut leaves that the ants have fed to it. Captive colony at the California Academy of Sciences

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