Looking for that special gift for someone who is crazy about ants? Why not send them to the Ant Course 2013?
This year the ant course is going to be held August 4-15, 2013 at the Villa Carmen Biological Station, Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peru.
(Rainforest View by George GrimmHowell from Public Domain Pictures)
Rainforest! According to the website, there are a variety of habitats including old growth rainforest!
What kinds of ants might you encounter?
- The giant Peruvian ant, Dinoponera longipes
- Giant bullet ant, Paraponera clavata
- Gigantiops destructor
- Army ants
- Leafcutter ants:
- Steve Yanoviak captured his videos of gliding Cephalotes atratus in Peru.
- Azteca australis
and many, many more.
Ready to go?
Although the course is open to everyone, priority will be given to students. Check Ant Course 2013 for details.
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Edit: Alex Wild now has an online identification guide to some common ants you will encounter.