Forest farmers

One half of a partnership - leaf cutter ants luxuriate in a never-ending supply of leaves. The ants don't eat the leaves they cut. They take them back to the colony, where they're ground into a mulch and fed to a fungus. Then the ants eat the fungus. It's a cultivated crop needing constant supplies of greenery.

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Role Contributor
PresenterKeith SCHOLEY
ProducerNeil LUCAS
NarratorRobert LINDSAY
Camera OperatorGeoff BELL
Camera OperatorDavid BREED
Camera OperatorRichard KIRBY
Camera OperatorDavid RASMUSSEN
Camera OperatorWarwick SLOSS

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