KQED’s excellent science series Deep Look (previously here, here, and here—can you tell we’re fans?) just kicked off a new run of videos with an episode about how ants use leaves to harvest fungus. Which, sure, fungus harvesting is fascinating in its own right, but wait until you find out what the ants are harvesting the fungus for.


I don’t want to spoil it. The video’s short, so just watch the whole thing, but keep an eye out around the 1:39 mark:

That shot of the little ants feeding the giant soldier ant is just outstanding.

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