Fijian ants grow their own homes

HUMANS began planting crops about 10,000 years ago. Ants have been at it rather longer. Leafcutters, the best known myrmicine agriculturalists, belong to a line of insects that has been running fungus farms based on chopped-up vegetable matter for 50m years. By that yardstick even Philidris nagasau, a species of Read more…

By Brian Poncelet, ago