Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: High-speed footage of leaf-cutter ants (Atta sp.) at the entrance to their nest. The ants excavate underground chambers that they fill with sections that they cut out of leaves. The leaves provide a substrate for the growth of a specific fungus, on which the ants feed. Filmed in Rio Bigal, Ecuador.

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Leaf-cutter ant nest, slow motion

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Duration: 00:01:11.15

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