I’ve been getting a bit annoyed with ants lately. They’re all over our kitchen, and I’ve been applying various ant deterrents to try to chase them away.
But I noticed this lot carrying a piece of grated cheese across the kitchen counter, and tried to get a photo of them. The autofocus didn’t work too well at that distance, but I think you get the idea. Having carried the cheese grating across the horizontal surface, they were now proposing to get it up the vertical tiles, through the crack in the window, and outside. Ambitious, I would say.
The white stuff in the left of the picture is a special kind of chalk that is supposed to be an insect deterrent. The ants were undeterred.
And for ants, that piece of cheese must have looked like the stones the ancient Egyptians used to build the pyramids.