Crop domestication is a balancing act: Some ants are still trying to get it right

Posted by | September 12, 2016 | Science | No Comments

The ancestors of leaf-cutter ants swapped a hunter-gatherer lifestyle for a bucolic existence on small-scale subsistence farms. A new study has revealed that living relatives of the earliest fungus-farming ants still have not domesticated their crop, a challenge also faced by early human farmers.

Source: weird science