Ant Agriculture

Jeffrey Sosa-Calvo, Smithsonian
April 11, 2017
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Ted Schultz in the field
Jeffrey Sosa-Calvo, Smithsonian

Ted Schultz surveys the gigantic mound of a higher agricultural-ant colony in the seasonally dry Brazilian Cerrado (savanna) near Brasilia in 2009. Higher fungus-farming ant colonies and agricultural behaviors are comparably larger-scale and more complex than the colonies of lower fungus-farming ants.

Jeffrey Sosa-Calvo, Smithsonian