Thursday, February 13, 2014

Bertholetia excelsa

This Brazil nut pod was opened by an animal, probably a rodent, as described by our caretaker, C. Mello.  The nuts are some of the finest foods found in the forest and everyone knows it, including local neighbors of the Bosque.  A pod this seize normally contains 14-18 nuts.  The pod is an armor of steel and every nut likewise protected by a very strong shell.