|Rogelio Perez poses next to a giant |
The leaf-cutter ants carried off one of our tents in the night.
It was pitched near their nest and right in their path – which didn't particularly bother the ants, they cut a hole a foot wide through the tent and continued on their way leaving bright blue cut-outs of nylon cloth in their wake.
The good news is that the motor was repaired, so we can leave camp according to schedule tomorrow morning.
TOOLS: Scoop plankton in this special net.
SPECIES: Does this look good enough to eat?!
PEOPLE: Meet Judith Rosales, specialist in riparian vegetation.
By noon it had rained twice and something had taken up residence in my neck. After much consultation I took ethanol out of the scientific supplies to soak the area and drown out whatever was in there.
We had Sapoara for dinner. According to local folklore, if you eat the head of this fish you will marry someone from the region. I was very careful to make sure that I ate only the fillet.
— Reported by Jensen Montambault
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