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Leaf cutter ants
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Observations Leaf cutter ants taking leaf fragments back to their ant hill.
Explanations There is much diversity between ants. Leaf cutter ants use their mandibles to cut leaf fragments and take them back to their home. They don't eat the leaves, but instead use them to grow fungus on. They then eat the fungus.
California Standards Specialized structures
National Standards Compare findings with what scientists know
Characteristics of living things
Basic needs
Behavior and senses
Structure and function
Related NSF Exemplary Curriculum Investigating animal needs
Animal studies
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Dec 15 2007

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This material is based upon work that was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0127164 to California State University Fullerton. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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