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(NRP-238) 3D leafcutter ant

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3D leafcutter ant
Matt Hutchings, University of East Anglia
NRP-238

The image shows a 260mm 3D printed and painted Acromyrmex octospinosus leafcutter ant. Scientists at the University of East Anglia on the Norwich Research Park are studying the lifestyles of Leafcutter Ants and are particularly interested in the bacteria living on the ants bodies that produce antibiotics which the ants use to protect their fungus gardens.

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