Atta cephalotes: Mistakes in blue?

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Atta cephalotes mistake.

Atta cephalotes: Mistakes in blue?

Photo by John Longino
Website: Ants of Costa Rica

A forager cuts into a blue plastic garbage bag. The researchers at the field station were surprised to find the leafcutters carting their blue "leaves" back to the nest. Perhaps the ants had gene-engineered transgenic fungi that thrived on plastic?

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