Atta laevigata is a pest leafcutter distinguished by a very large and shiny head in soldiers, a characteristic which has rendered the species with. Latin Name: Atta laevigata. Trivialname: Leafcutterant. Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribe: Attini. Keeping Level: (3) through their large Space- and. Media in category “Atta laevigata”. The following 17 files are in this category, out of 17 total. Atta laevigata casent dorsal 1,

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In many parts of the world, insects are prized foods, too. This site uses cookies. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Leaf-Cutter ants build humongous nests that can go deep into the ground up to 26 feet. Next, pour the cooking broth of pork and boil over medium heat until peppers are tender. Season and reduce the flame.

By using this site, llaevigata agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The main centers of production of ants are the municipalities of San Gil and Barichara. The ants will add a little saliva and also laevjgata little rectal fluid before putting it on the compost pile. Crunchy Munchy, Big-Butt Ants, anyone? These critters are apparently so reliable as an aphrodisiac that they are routinely given as wedding gifts to help the newly-married couple get off to a wild honey-moon start.

The culinary flowers and herbs; beautiful, colorful, scented and … edible!

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This and the competition for resources with more aggressive species of leafcutter ants “arrieras” cause a progressive decrease of the population of ants, as estimated in recent studies [5] in a remaining of only a sixth of the existent population twelve years ago, and for this reason there is concern about its conservation status.


Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Only the young Queens and Drones are harvested in the Santander region in spring after the rainy season when they emerge from their Ant hills from April to June in search of a mate. The following post may be offensive if you are overly sensitive or have a weak stomach. The sacred plants of the ancient Mayans, Aztecs and Incas.

Notify me of new comments via email. The legs and wings are removed; after that, the ants are soaked in salty water and roasted in ceramic pans. In afta to cultivate their fungus, and keep it free from moulds, the Leaf-Cutter ants feed it with constant freshly-cut plants hence, the name.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. California Academy of Sciences. Insects are rarely sold in supermarkets. Retrieved from ” https: At the restaurant Color de Hormiga in Barichara, chef Jorge Diaz purees them into a sauce to top filet mignon. Notify me of new posts via email. Instructions Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a casserole and fry the chilies, tomatoes, garlic, onion, ants and spices. Insects are prolific breeders and have short life spans, so there is a vast supply.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Okay, this recipe is for all people out there that like to try out new recipes. Eating Ants may sound revolting, but it could be a lifesaver. Analyses conducted at the Industrial University of Santander about the nutritional value of the ants show high level of protein, very low levels of saturated fat, and an overall high nutritional value.


Fry laevigaha pork ribs in remaining butter, then add the ribs and avocado leaves to the mole until it returns to a boil. But there is innovation. This entry was posted in Uncategorized.

Oh wow, that is good to know. Analyses conducted at the Industrial University of Santander about the nutritional value of the ants [4] show high level of proteinvery low levels of saturated fatand an overall high nutritional value.

January 29, at 2: Some of the primordial ingredients of the Pre-Hispanic cuisine like insects, crustaceans laevigaat edible reptiles, are still essential elements in the creation of modern and traditional Mesoamerica food.

Zoom, I think I almost fell out of my chair. Email Address never made public. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. However those plant leaves have a little spice added to them first.

Before you get too grossed out, considered that Ants have been an essential part of the Aboriginal diet for centuries. February 3, at He has a cast-iron stomach!!!