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#1 Online ANTdrew - Posted April 19 2021 - 5:30 AM

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I'm a little too old for a Ninja Turtles theme birthday party, but my kids thought up this fun idea for my birthday cake. Ant theme! Pretty decent brood pile...

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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

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#2 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted April 19 2021 - 5:31 AM

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That's great!



#3 Online ANTdrew - Posted April 19 2021 - 5:33 AM

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Seems like some sort of Formica, but the antennal scapes are way too short.


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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.


#4 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted April 19 2021 - 5:41 AM

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Seems like some sort of Formica, but the antennal scapes are way too short.

I didn't even notice they didn't have antennae lol


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#5 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 19 2021 - 1:55 PM

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Wow such a cool cake. Hehe I think your kids just discovered a new genus of ant.


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#6 Offline OhNoNotAgain - Posted April 19 2021 - 6:18 PM

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That's awesome! What a great brood pile, too. (I mean I guess they COULD have tried to source escamol but that might be a little tooooo realistic.)

I think that formicarium is honestly the most delicious-looking one I've ever seen. And my iPhone has tried to convince me that formicaria ARE edible, based on the last "food compilation" video it made for me....


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#7 Offline gs5248 - Posted April 19 2021 - 8:54 PM

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Happy birthday!


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#8 Offline FSTP - Posted April 19 2021 - 10:35 PM

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Very nice, I bet it tastes great. 


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