The highly social leaf-cutting ant is named for its habit of cutting and carrying leaves back to its underground nest. The ants do not eat the leaves. Instead, the leaf fragments are used as compost to grow fungus gardens that feed the ants.
Conduct your own investigations at the Wild Research Leaf-cutting Ant station in World of the Insect to find out whether ants prefer soft or tough leaves, and more.
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