Disclaimer: No ants were harmed in the tasting of this ant butt.
I'm periodically re-visiting our Australia honeymoon because it was AWESOME. I can't believe I forgot to post about this. On our tour of the Daintree Rainforest in NW Queensland, I did something I've never done and likely never will do again. I licked the rear end of an ant. This particular ant is the Green Tree Ant (Oecophylla smaragdina), a type of weaver ant. They make their nests by weaving leaves together that are still on the tree. Our tour guide for the day showed us how you can pick one up, touch its hindquarters to your tongue, and receive a nice spray of ascorbic acid. The acid tastes like super strong lemon juice and actually left a little white spot on my tongue. Very odd. Sadly, I couldn't get Beth to try it. I guess I can't blame her.