Leafcutter ants use tiny prehensile "toes" to tear up leaves for their fungus farms

Published May 29, 2018 7 Views

Rumble Leafcutter ants (Atta cephalotes) are farmers, collecting vast quantities of plant matter to fertilize the underground fungus crop on which they feed. New research shows that their legs are prehensile, allowing them to process leaves precisely and efficiently. Read more: http://scim.ag/1St0BaY