Tea Time for Ants

Trees, shrubs and plants near our ground floor apartment encourage small creatures like tiny black ants and big black ants to invade our kitchen through the gaps in our back door. They are very choosy about food and drinks! They clamor for fallen crystals of sugar. They swarm around spilled drops of tea. Not coffee, not rice, not milk.   Tea time for us is by 3.30pm.

Minutes after the spills we can see them come out from somewhere to lug away the sugar crystals and one drop of tea spill will see at least 20 ants forming a circle around the drop and enjoying tea together!  Leftover tea makes them climb up the walls of the mugs or tumblers and then down to reach the leftover tea in it.

Tea time with sugar crystals is party time for the ants in our house.



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