Everyone’s seen clips of ants carrying leaf fragments to their nest. They’re not stockpiling snacks for later though — leaf-cutter ants grow their own food. Agriculture, by definition, is the practice of farming. And that’s exactly what leaf-cutter ants do: they plant, water and climate-control their nests to provide an ideal environment for the fungus they grow for food. What about those leaf fragments, though? Check out the video below from YouTube channel Seeker, and discover the crazy secret behind an actual ant farm.
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