Monday, June 09, 2008
It wasn't all that early, but the light was just beginning to pour in from the raising sun as I tried to get more pictures of the tachi cauaçu tree (Tripolaris sp.) Since I didn't get good pictures of the tachi ants, I consider this to be my best shot of the day. I remember this tree from a young sapling when it was less than two meters high. It must be at least five meters high now. The greatest concentration of ants is always in the top branches and the new leaves. It would be interesting to know how many individuals make this tree their home. Hundreds of thousands, for sure.