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Leaf Cutter Ants...Shroomers?
    #6642386 - 03/06/07 07:47 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I was watching the discovery channel the other night and I learned something really profound about leaf cutter ants. Obviously the colony has worker ants numbering in the millions whose sole purpose is to collect leaves. Green healthy leaves. Now they cant eat these leaves so the question is why do they do this?

Well these leaves provide the ants with food but not in the way you'd think. After the worker ants collect pounds of leaves a day they pass them off to the smaller hive workers. They then take and stockpile the green cuttings. They add their own fecies and sugars collected by other workers. They then create a specialized chamber to incubate this mixture in and then...

The mixture soon grows a lush fungi myc. this is the sole food source for millions upon millions of ants and for all species of leaf cutter ants this is their one and only food source they are strict vegans.

Pretty interesting stuff, I'd like to try to duplicate a leaf cutter substrate.

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