Life and works Queen Esther (1878) Ant-fungus mutualism. Overview Fungus-growing ants actively propagate, nurture and defend the basidiomycete cultivar. In return, the fungus provides nutrients for the ants, which may accumulate in specialized hyphal-tips known as "gongylidia".
In some advanced genera the queen ant may take a pellet of the fungus with her when she leaves to start a new colony. Types Hdr ex colonia. Jose Rivas “HART COLOR”