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Published on Jun 27, 2010
Atta mexicana leafcutter ants carry off large seeds from a fallen fruit in Pueto Vallarta, Mexico. Only the large shiny headed soldiers (which usually are thought to be highly specialized for defence) could carry the large slippery seeds. The observations from the full video were the basis for the report Behavioral Plasticity in Atta mexicana soldiers. See the website The Guide to Leafcutting Ants for more information.