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April 25 at 3:30 pm
This episode of Smithsonian Science How? features Dr. Ted Schultz, an entomologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Learn about the creatures that are responsible for processing more vegetation than any animal on earth, the leaf-cutter ants. Take a journey with Ted to meet the leaf-cutters in his laboratory and witness their remarkable farming abilities. Think about how their agricultural systems compare to ours. Find out more about how entomologists like Ted are piecing together the evolutionary history of farming in ants.