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Adhikari's farm: First day

Adhikari's farm: First day
The Adhikari farm covers quite an area; approx 7 acrres; and it is amazing to see how action packed it is. One cannot take 2 steps without stumbling something interesting. Yesterday Sameer introduced us to the taste of a certain ant. He just picks them and pops them. Jishnu and I ofcourse tried a few. What an explosion of tart. For such a small thing, the flavour is very intense. I haven't looked this up, but I'm guessing the tart has something to do with the amount of formic acid the ants have. Formaic acid is what the ants inject when they bite. Thats what burns the hell out of you. These guys are tree ants. those big, transluscent red chaps which pack a hell of a bite. So they must have plenty of formic acid and hence are plenty sour and yummy. Hehehehe.