Farming Ants: Leafcutters and Fungus Growers - Alex Wild Photography
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The birth of an ant-fungus garden, with newly-laid ant eggs and the early stages of fungal growth.  Leaf-cutting ant colonies subsist entirely on their cultivated fungus. (Acromyrmex versicolor) 

Tucson, Arizona, USA

The birth of an ant-fungus garden, with newly-laid ant eggs and the early stages of fungal growth. Leaf-cutting ant colonies subsist entirely on their cultivated fungus. (Acromyrmex versicolor) Tucson, Arizona, USA

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