Ant Agriculture

James DiLoreto, Smithsonian
April 11, 2017
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Scientists with ant farm
James DiLoreto, Smithsonian

Ted Schultz, curator of ants with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, holds a lab nest of a lower fungus-growing ant while standing next to a lab nest of a higher fungus-growing leaf-cutting ant, underscoring the difference in agricultural scale and complexity between these two groups.

Photo by James DiLoreto, Smithsonian