Feeding the natives courtesy of one of my clients, bless them, they gave me this marzipan apple to eat as a thank you, and I didn't have the heart to tell them that I don't like marzipan, SO, I gave my ants a very BIG treat...................
I think that within minutes the word had got out, there was food. Every ant was on full food collecting alert, busily hurrying on their way to this delicious yummy gift. I have a lot of ant nests in my garden, I won't harm them so they are happily expanding their nests, but that is okay because we have an understanding, they appear to sense that I go out of my way to make sure that I never hurt them intentionally.
I find ants so fascinating, such ordered and loyal little creatures.
Did you know that when they find one of their own dead they will carry the body back to nest to be buried?
And most people think that they have no feelings, what angers me so much is to see a person killing them with ant dust or pouring boiling water over their nest, some even set their nests on fire, god some people are so barbaric to the glorious world that surrounds us.
If you ever take the time to sit and watch ants you will notice that usually they live very peacefully next to other nests of ants. I have ants of all sizes living around my house and they all seem to respect the boundaries of the other nests, very civilized indeed.
I may be strange, well, okay I know I am viewed as strange by most, but, for me watching ants is ultimately relaxing, I think that it is the silent scurrying that attracts me, the seemingly endless running from one place to another, working in harmony for the benefit of the nest, very spiritual I think, I think that they could teach humanity a great deal.........