Cicadas are insects from the Cicadidae family. The chimney-building cicadas at Musa belong to the Guyalna chlorogena (Walker) species. Life cycle A During their brief life, adult cicadas mate, stimulated by the courtship callsof the males. B Before they die, the females deposit their eggs on tree branches. C A miniscule larva (2 mm) comes out of the egg, drops to […]
The snake vivarium presently houses two venomous snake species – the common lancehead (Bothrops atrox) and the Mt. Roraima rattle snake (Crotalus durissus ruruima) – and five non-venomous ones – the green anaconda (Eunectes murinus), the common tree boa (Corallus hortulanus),
the red-tailed boa (Boa constrictor), the rainbow boa (Epicrates cenchria),
and the green vine snake (Oxybelius fulgidus).
Inaugurated in October 2011, the Fern garden introduces the public to several species of Amazonian ferns
The Araceae trail is a place for people who appreciate nature. Wooden benches placed along the 38-yard path allow visitors to rest and talk in the midst of the forest
The Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve is one of the few urban primeval forests in the world. Walking on these forest trails is an invitation to see and ear the stunning diversity of birds and insects, leaves and vines reaching for the sun… to perceive the scents, the fragrance of resins, of live and decomposing wood, lights and shadows.