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Edible Green Tree Ants

Green Tree Ants construct their homes high up in trees of northern Australia. They create nesting chambers from leaves which are pulled together through the cooperation of many worker ants.

They are quite aggressive to perceived threats and have a fierce painful bite. To add to the pain, they squirt acid from their abdomen into the bite site.

Green Tree ants are taking the culinary world by storm with their incomparably bold and distinctive  citrusy-sherbet-bomb taste.

Add to chocolate, dukkah, jams, gins, marmalade – let your imagination run wild >>

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