CEIBA Research, Guyana (Image 7)
June 14, 2010
CEIBA Research, Guyana (Image 7) Golden Dart-Poison Frogs (Colostethus beebei) are small, brightly colored tree frogs that live their entire lives (about 5-7 years) inside the cloud forest's bromeliads. Their diet includes small arthropods, ants, termites, small insects, and mosquitoes and midges. Their bright colors -- in patterns of green, red, orange, yellow, blue, white and/or jet black, depending on the species -- are intended to warn predators of their deadly toxins. They may live either in the water or in trees near rivers, streams, and various small bodies of water. This image was taken as part of research centered at CEIBA Biological Center, Inc. in Guyana, by Dr. Godfrey Bourne of the Department of Biology at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Dr. Bourne is currently program director of the Behavioral Systems Cluster, Division of Integrative Organismal Biology at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Bourne is personally involved in administrating CEIBA Biological Center Inc., as a nonprofit research, education and conservation field station in Guyana. Research opportunities for postdoctoral associates, graduate and undergraduate students are available in Guyana on a diversity of organisms. This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation. [One of several related images. See Next Image.] (Date of Image: 2004-2006)
Topics: Health Medical Pharma, Environment, Colostethus beebei, Colostethus, Ayahuasca, Midge, Poison dart frog, Frog, Termite, Ceiba, Guyana, Ant, CEIBA Biological Center Inc.