Fieldguides

The mysterious friend

Poster inspired in the work that Atta ants carry out to cultivate the fungus that feeds them.

Language: Spanish
Format: PDF

Descubrimientos de las hormigas del cachito en Bosque Seco Coronado y Parque Natural Metropolitano. 

Summary of the main findings in the article entitled “Short-term plasticity and variation in acacia ant-rewards under different conditions of ant occupancy and herbivory”, for Coronado and Parque Natural Metropolitano. Written for the general public.

Language: Spanish
Format: PDF

Posters & Infographics

Field guide to the swollen-thorn acacias and the acacia ants

Language: English and Spanish
Format: PDF

Aquí el que no corre, vuela: chinches de las acacias ajustan la técnica de evasión según la especie de hormiga

Poster about the behavior of an herbivore bug (Piezogaster reclusus) on ant defended acacia trees (Vachellia collinsii).

Language: Spanish
Format: PDF

What are these insects that came out with the rain?

Infographic about leafcutter ant queens and males.

Language: Spanish
Format: PDF

Videos

“A bridge for birds” (original: “Un puente para las aves”)

Created to raise attention and awareness about the raptor migration that crosses Panama during September to November, and it is visible from almost every corner of Panama City. 

Language: Spanish

“When things turn difficult” (original: “Cuando las cosas se ponen color de hormiga”).

Inspired by old comics and silent movies, this video shows the difficulties of leaf-cutter ants to carry the leaves when a heavy tropical rain starts. We collaborated with Lithuanian accordionist Martynas Levickis, who kindly donated an interpretation of the Hungarian Dance No.5. 

Language: Spanish

“Plant mutualistic ants require weaker mandible force?”  (original: ¿Hormigas mutualistas de plantas requieren menos fuerza mandibular?

Video about a short project regarding the mandible force in Psedomyrmex ants.

Language: Spanish 

Educational websites

Hormigas de las acacias

Website about the association of ants (Pseudomyrmex) with acacias. Language: Spanish.