Ants perfected farming 30 million years ago in the desert
Apr 21, 2017
Turns out we humans aren't the only farmers on our planet! Ants are farmers too, growing crops of fungus in their nests in the soil. Entomologists at the National Museum of Natural History, part of the Smithsonian family of museums in the United States, just recently discovered that these amazing little ant societies have been growing domesticated varieties of fungus for 30 million years!
You can learn more about the life beneath the soil at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museums Soil Lab!
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