Sunshine and nutrients are essential for all life in any ecosystem. The annual rains bring flooding to the Pantanal and the apple snail plays a pivotal role in recycling the rotting vegetation in this flooded land.
The apple snail lives on river beds in the Pantanal. A mollusc that can extract oxygen from water likes nothing more to eat than dead and decaying vegetation.
Professor Adam Hart “I’ve come to Trinidad, just off the coast of Venezuela, and I’m on my way to a colony of leafcutter ants that sounds perfect for our project. Professor Adam Hart Leafcutter ants are native here, and they