Eyes Image (11k)Leaf-Cutting Ants

When the first explorers
of tropical rain forests
encountered leaf-cutting
ants they thought that
the ants were cutting
leaves to protect them-
selves from the sun.
In reality, the ants cut
leaves to make a compost
for a fungus they farm

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  forest dwellers

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