Research/Investigación

New species of endemic passionflower of the Talamanca Mountain Range, described by a native naturalist / Nueva especie de Pasiflora endémica de la Cordillera de Talamanca, descrita por un naturalista nativo

By/por – José Andrés Salazar-Zúñiga (Site Biologist/Biólogo de sitio) New species of endemic Passionflower of the Talamanca Mountain Range (Costa Rica), described by a native naturalist Important costarrican botanists as: Gerardo Rivera and Armando Estrada were attracted to the magical mount Chimu of the Talamanca Mountain Range, thanks to the observations of the native naturalist Julían Solano Salazar, who is part of the research team of Veragua Foundation. Julian started as a builder in Veragua Rainforest Park, but thanks of his...

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Specialized terrariums: Protecting fauna through research / Terrarios especializados: Protegiendo la fauna a través de investigación

By/por – Wagner Chaves-Acuña (Site Biologist/Biólogo de sitio) Terrarios especializados: Protegiendo la fauna a través de investigación Los trabajos en cautiverio representan una valiosa herramienta para analizar, en condiciones controladas, distintos aspectos de comportamiento en animales poco estudiados o que se ubican en lugares de difícil acceso para su estudio. Gracias a la ayuda de una combinación de profesionales especializados como David Sabate (Diseñador de paredes verdes), José Salazar (Herpetólogo/Comportamiento animal) y Juan Ignacio Abarca (Herpetólogo), en Veragua Rainforest se cuenta...

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Vibouacs: army ants´ hostal/ Vivaques: el hostal de hormigas arrieras

By/por – Wagner Chaves-Acuña (Site Biologist/Biólogo de sitio) Vibouacs: army ants´ hostal Among the voracious predators of the tropical Rainforest, ants from the genus Eciton sp. should definitely be considered as an example. These insects continuously migrate along trails, streams and roads, as they prey upon several species of arthropods that come into their way. In Veragua, army ants are frequently observed while conducting fieldwork; however, just a few have had the opportunity to come across their nest (also called bivouac) due to...

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Red leafs: an interesting defense mechanism in plants / Hojas rojas: un interesante mecanismo de defensa en plantas

By/por – Wagner Chaves-Acuña (Site Biologist/Biólogo de sitio) Red leafs: an interesting defense mechanism in plants Plants are often exposed to severe selective pressures of herbivory that are counteracted by several adaptations such as red leafs, which have been associated to toxic compounds (among a handful hypothesis though). In the Tropics, the latter protects newly emerging leafs; hence, conspicuous red leafs are commonly seen on terminal buds of several species of the Tropical rainforest. On a short term, such organs will...

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Por/by – Juan Ignacio Abarca-Odio Egg eating snakes   We can find different foraging and feeding modes among snakes, that may be attributed to each species’ behavior and physical adaptations. Heavier bodied, terrestrial snakes usually are ambush specialists who sit and wait for large prey in high traffic areas, staying motionless until their food is at range distance. On the other hand, the slender and light bodied arboreal snakes conceal themselves in the canopy by moving gracefully and mimicking branches...

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