Imagine that you are a mango farmer in Thailand. You’re happy with your mango crop, and happily head […]
We’ve once again fallen rather silent for over two weeks, yet throughout the past month or so, our devoted readership has sent us a steady supply of premier ant content. Below, we present you a list of seven interesting items we almost allowed you to miss!
An inspiring Hong Kong political party of the 90’s: the United Ants. Here’s a great bit on the […]
Last November, then-high school senior Akshay Kulkarni reached out to The Daily Ant to share his love of ants with […]
A peaceful picture for those of you still awake approaching midnight on this calm Saturday night.
Well hello there! We’ve been on a bit of a hiatus, haven’t we? We do apologize for any pain our absence may have caused to our most dedicated readers, and are happy to report that premier ant content once again flows from the pages of The Daily Ant.
It’s hard to believe it, but it’s true. What started out one year ago from yesterday as a podunk formicid-friendly online media project with an inaugural post on loving your house ants has grown into a podunk formicid-friendly online media project with 196 published articles. Whether you’re joining us now for the first time, or have traversed the long foraging trail of myrmecological justice since the very beginning, it’s time to consider what we’ve accomplished together.
A guest post by Joanie King.
I am antsy over the new ant emoji (iOS 11.2). Yes, I am restless and agitated. This is no ant. I am all for cartoons: the previous ant emoji (iOS 11.1) was a cartoon, but it did not suffer from such a horrible morphological representation. It was simpler.
The Daily Ant hosts an intermittent ant film series, Theatre Thursdays. This is the third installment. Enjoy! On Tuesday, denizens of the […]
The Daily Ant maintains “Formicid Form”, a Sunday ant poetry series. When possible, our Verse Correspondant, Natalia Piland, provides a short commentary at the end of each poem. Enjoy!
Be Beautiful, Noble, Like the Antique Ant
By Jose Garcia Villa
Be beautiful, noble, like the antique ant,
Who bore the storms as he* bore the sun,
Wearing neither gown nor helmet,
Though he was archbishop and soldier:
Wore only his own flesh.
The Daily Ant is thrilled to report that we have launched a historic GoFundMe campaign: “AntSongs: A Daily Ant Experience“.
Bring such remarkable tunes as Tom Waits’ “Army Ants”, Frank Sinatra’s “High Hopes”, and Calle 13’s “El Hormiguero” to life! The Daily Ant will partner with Jordan Blanchard, a singer-songwriter from Michigan, to produce interpretive covers of these underappreciated classics.
If you would like to support this formicid-forward campaign, donate today!
The Daily Ant has launched “Formicid Form”, a Sunday ant poetry series. When possible, our new Verse Correspondant, Natalia Piland, will provide a short commentary at the end of each poem. Enjoy!
A Poor Christian Looks at the Ghetto
By Czesław Miłosz, recipient of the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Bees build around red liver,
Ants build around black bone.
It has begun: the tearing, the trampling on silks,
It has begun: the breaking of glass, wood, copper, nickel, silver, foam
Of gypsum, iron sheets, violin strings, trumpets, leaves, balls, crystals.
Poof! Phosphorescent fire from yellow walls
Engulfs animal and human hair.