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Leafcutter ant

Atta cephalotes

Habitat:

Across the rainforest floor they occupy an area typically an area of approximately 20 feet. They live in nests that can be as deep as 7 meters that they have carefully positioned so that a breeze can rid the nest of the dangerous levels of CO2 given off by the fungus they farm and eat.

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3 Comments

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

Thank you for the comment and the fungus info, bayucca! :-)

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

The fungus is called: Rhizotes gongylophora.

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Fantastic set!! Laser-sharp cutting ants!!

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Spotted on May 17, 2008
Submitted on Jan 16, 2012

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