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7 animals that know how to farm

By: Bryan Nelson on Nov. 29, 2010, 12:36 p.m.
Ambrosia beetles

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Ambrosia beetles

Named after the fungus they cultivate, ambrosia beetles are bark borers that grow their crops within decaying trees.

A common misconception is that these beetles eat the wood, but in reality they remove all the sawdust from their living areas. Once a chamber has been built, the beetles carefully tend to their crop, which feeds both adults and larvae.