Leaf-cutting Ants or Parasol Ants

Leaf-cutting ants, as the name indicates, cut pieces of leaves and flowers and carry them to their nest. The leaves are then cut into small pieces and used as a basis for growing a kind of fungus, on which the ants feed.  This can be called agriculture, just like we human do.

An ant can carry a piece of leaf more than twice its weight. Leaf-cutting ants do not collect leaves when it's raining, and if a heavy shower occurs while they are out cutting, then the leaves are usually dropped outside the nest.


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