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Published on Feb 26, 2011
This video shows the leaf cutter ants in the forests of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano, in Costa Rica's northern province Guanacaste. Its scientific name is Atta cephalotes. These species of tropical, fungus-growing ants are all endemic to South and Central America and parts of the southern United States. The central mound of their underground nests can grow to more than 30 metres (98 ft) across with smaller, radiating mounds extending out to a radius of 80 metres. The guides juan carlos calvo, esteban mendez y javier perez, professionals in nature guided tours, will make a difference in your trip. They learned in Monteverde and now they offer their services at Rincon de la Vieja National Park.