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Makoto Oono, Broken Grow, 2015

Makoto Oono

Broken Grow
courtesy of the artist

Fungus-growing Ants33 cooperate with other colonies by exchanging the edible molds grown in their underground gardens. Resilient strains get passed around, even across species lines, helping these farmers adapt to environmental changes.34

  • Attini
  • Mueller et al., 1998