Show Me Science: Entomology–Leafcutter Ants, Pests Or Pals Video
- More advanced explanations
- Short running time allows for more class discussion
The leafcutter ants of South America are considered terrible pests by those who share their land, because leafcutters devastate the vegetation around them. Watching leafcutter ants in action is like watching thousands of tiny farmers and engineers at work. These tiny insects have amazing skills as builders, farmers and even chemists. They grow their own food in a complex maze that is controlled with precision and kept free of impurities. Includes suggestions for careers in this field of study.