Ant feeders!!

Heard this term, I had never until one morning I came across few young enthusiast who were actually feeding them at their natural location… cubban park always five me something new to think about and here is the latest!!


A group of young children with their mentor were feeding ants at cubban park early morning, they were locating the ant holes and feed them with sugar and sesame seeds…


when we interacted with them they told that this is their normal practice to help nourish the ants, who are at the lowest ( initial) part of the food chain. They believe feeding them will make a stronger food chain and ensures well being of mankind, I loved the thought alike saving tigers to save the forest, save ants to save the food chain!!

6 Comments so far

  1. Sid (unregistered) on February 19th, 2007 @ 10:02 pm


    What is the local word for ‘sesame’?

    Do you have yellow (gold-colored) and black sesame? Yellow sesame is common in the Middle East and West. It is used to make Middle Eastern tahina. Black sesame is used in a common Chinese dessert.

    I buy halwa in a local bakery in Bangalore. But it is not like the Middle Eastern halva I have eaten in other countries. Middle Eastern halva (sometimes spelled ‘halava’) is made with yellow sesame. Does anyone know where to buy sesame halava in Bangalore?


  2. SHADOW (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 9:42 am

    Here in Bangalore we normally get two kind of Sesame i.e. Black swsame and white sesame.

    In kannada it is called ELLU

  3. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 11:58 am

    Thanks Shadow for the clarity, in hindi it is called ‘Til’.

  4. rubic_cube (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 9:27 pm

    Never heard of a Yellow ellu. The black one is supposed to be more healthy and tasty than the white one. It is said that sesame consumption should be low because it releases a lot of heat within the body. Nevertheless it is so tasty when added to any of our recipes. Around Sankranti, a very popular sweet is prepared that consists of Jaggery and Sesame seeds. In the north, it is called a Gajak and south of the Vindhyas, it varies quite a lot depending on the state. TN prefers the black sesame seeds with jaggery. KA, MH, AP prefer the white sesame seeds along with sugar. It is also customary to exchange sesame seeds and jaggery during Sankranti in MH, KA and AP. In Marathi, it is called “Til-GuL”. I believe they call it the same in Kannada also.

  5. R.A. Levin (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 9:45 pm

    No doubt, these youngsters will continue their appreciation for all living things, throughout their lifetime. I guess the first step to Ahimsa is feeding the ants. Not treading on them. :)


  6. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 8:57 am

    yes, it is becoming more important to emphasize respect for all living bodies as we continue to endanger the planet with the recent global warming threats…

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