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First I'd like to point out that there are over 500 species of leeches. Most of them live in fresh water (nearly 90%), and so most tree-living animals would not come into contact with these leeches. Because of this a leech's biggest predator would be fish. According to The New World Encyclopaedia the predators of leeches are fish, crayfish, turtles, ...


I believe that MattDMo's hypothesis is incorrect. Only one group of ants, the Attini tribe, cultivates fungus as a food source. This group is exclusively a New World group, thought to have originated in the Amazon rainforest and spread out from there. I see from your profile that you are located in India, which is outside the range of the ...

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