Ants were among the world’s first farmers

Excerpt from the November 11, 1967 issue of Science News

Atta laevigata

FOUNDING FARMERS  Leaf-cutter ants (Atta laevigata) cultivate a fungus garden in Brazil. Ant species belonging to this genus have been tending fungus gardens for some 60 million years.

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