http://members.optusnet.com.au/~alreadman/ant.htm

Great Video to share: http://www.wildcamaustralia.com/green_tree_ants_friend_or_foe.html

Real biters!!!! Ouch…Must share a time when first arriving in the dry tropics… these ants are vicious and get very angry if their nests are disturbed! I accidentally backed into one…and was covered with these nasty biting ants…. although I have been told if you pinch their heads off they are a delight to eat… They can be found in Northern Territory and far north Queensland. Their nests are often above the ground.

It is said green tree ant nest. Aboriginal people ate the white larvae found inside the leafy nests. It has a lemon taste. The ants and larvae were also pounded and mixed with water to produce a lime flavoured drink to relieve colds, headaches and sore throats.

Green Ants
Green Ants

About LifestyleDownUnderAustralia2017

An American living in Australia. Sharing the past, present and future stuff of interest. Some people have dreamed of visiting here and I just want to give them the insight what it is really like living down under. A wonderful place to be.

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