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Atta vollenweideri
Leafcutter ants, such as these Atta vollenweideri, and the fungi they grow for food are inseparable. The ant-domesticated fungus is no longer capable of growing in the wild, and must be nurtured by leafcutters to survive. Photo © Mark W. Moffett/Minden Pictures
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