1 year-old Atta cephalotes colony cultivating their fungus garden. We see the mother (queen), pupae and brood, and the initial laborers like minors and medias (majors are produced later). At this stage, the colony is composed by 200 workers (more or less). It is considered a small colony and the communal work is focused on growth, that is, cutting leaves, fermenting the fungus and laying eegs. This view is unique because it shows the different colors in their fungus garden, which demonstrates its life cycle: on the right is the darkest and youngest mycelia, where the fungus is growing; on the middle is the pale white section, the adult fungus which produces food for the larvae; and on the far left we see the old fungus with a beige, almost brownish coloration, where the decomposition takes place.
(recorded in 2011)