Fungus Farming Leaf-cutting Ants (image) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Caption The Panamanian leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior farms fungus on leaf fragments for food. Minor workers tend the fungus garden and nurse the brood, major workers defend the colony and bring in new leaf fragments. Credit David R. Nash © 2011 Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.