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The Amazon is home to some amazing creatures, no more so than the leafcutter ant, a species of wingless worker ant that can carry roughly up to 50 times its own body weight.


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In this video, the relatively massive ant crests a moss-covered rock with a large piece of flower — the corolla tube of an Ericaceae flower — balanced perfectly on its noggin’.

These ants carry pieces of flowers to their underground colonies where they make a fungus that turns into their food source.

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This is one dedicated — and ridiculously strong — ant!

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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