Leaf-cutter ants pick up the pace when they sense rain

If their cargo gets wet, they will drop it and lose the day’s treasure

leaf-cutter ants

STAY DRY  When the rain starts falling in Central America’s tropical forests, leaf-cutter ants (Atta cephalotes) hurry back to their nests — with or without their leafy cargo, which gets heftier when wet. 

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