The pupae of some species of ants are the basis for the Mexican dish called ‘escamoles‘. They are considered a form of insect caviar and can sell for as much as $40/lb In areas of India. Throughout Burma and Thailand, green weaver ant is used as a condiment with curry and an addition to a salad called ‘yum‘. The natives of North Queensland Australia enjoy ants that are mashed up in water to make a pleasant acidic drink similar to lemon squash. In Mexico and Australia, honey pot ant ‘repletes‘ are dug out of the ground and sweet nutritional juices are sucked out of their crops.
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