These ants bite off and collect leaf pieces. What for?

they will grow mushrooms on them
they will feed them to larva
they will expand their anthill with it
they're converting a tree to a new anthill
South American Atta ants use leafs to prepare their food. They chew them first and than grow mushrooms on it.
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they will grow mushrooms on them
they will feed them to larva
they will expand their anthill with it
they're converting a tree to a new anthill
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