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A member of the Khuenkaew family busily plucking up female giant red ants, known as maeng man, which are flying away from their homes on brand new wings. The 'harvest' of the maeng man is a once-a-year event occurring just after the first rains of the rainy season which push the ants out of their old homes to form new ones. They were collected in bottles, then stir-fried and served with sticky rice for dinner. Outside Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Man Eating Bugs page 40)

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A member of the Khuenkaew family busily plucking up female giant red ants, known as maeng man, which are flying away from their homes on brand new wings. The 'harvest' of the maeng man is a once-a-year event occurring just after the first rains of the rainy season which push the ants out of their old homes to form new ones. They were collected in bottles, then stir-fried and served with sticky rice for dinner. Outside Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Man Eating Bugs page 40)