fungus farming

Here is an interesting article that suggests that humans aren’t the only species that has discovered monoculture. In this case, apparently termites have evolved their “fungus farming” towards a way of ‘monoculture’ that is more sustainable, or stable, than ours.  Maybe this could be attributed to the omnivore’s dilemma… The only thing that termites need is fungus, so it is only natural that they would develop a monoculture of this “crop”. Also, this monoculture occurs on such a small scale that it does not have as significant geologic consequences as practices like humans’ monoculture of corn.


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