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(NRP-179) Leafcutter ant fungus garden

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Leafcutter ant fungus garden
Matt Hutchings, University of East Anglia
NRP-179

Acromyrmex octospinosus Leafcutter worker ants tending their fungus garden. Leafcutter ants belong to the tribe Attini and started cultivating fungi 50-60 million years ago. Leafcutter ants use antibiotics, just like us. We live on the Norwich Research Park with @matthutchings10. Visit our website for the antcam and animations.

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