|Mel and the crew (we might have had the sun in our eyes..)|
|Veronica and Kimo are pretty impressed!|
|Nuuk Chiel Cottages|
|Ernesto, showing us his cacao orchard|
|Inside the cacao fruit. The white flesh is edible and sweet, but encases a very bitter cocoa bean.|
|Cultivated cacao beans laid out to dry.|
Later that night, we checked our black light traps. We saw significantly more insects drawn to the trap than we did at Tobacco Caye and the Trek Stop. Some of our best finds was a large scarab beetle, an intimidating triatomid (known as the blood-feeding kissing bug) and a multitude of colorful and unusual moths. A tarantula was discovered nearby, hiding in its den.
|Tons of flying insects are drawn to the light.|
|A large scarab beetle.|
|A tarantula, which quickly withdrew to its shelter.|
Next time: Julio shows us how he transforms his roasted organic cacao beans into all-natural, delicious chocolate at his factory! Check back soon!