Atta cephalotes: Balancing Act

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Atta cephalotes balancing act.

Atta cephalotes: Balancing Act

Photo by Phillip Slosberg
Website: Critter Images

This forager is a picture of concentration as she starts to cut through a leaf stem. Researchers have found a correlation between the size of a forager and the size of the load first carried by that worker. Denser leaves also attract larger workers, so foraging efficiency is maximized or at least increased.

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