Well we were out rabbit stalking, but they were all in peoples front yards, so we went for the sure thing. We harvested the smaller ants that live here, that are black with rusty coloured heads. Roasted them in a skillet till they were a bit crispy, and put them on some steamed stinging nettles (steamed just long enough to cook, so that there is still a little bit of sting left). We used them almost as a seasoning because these ants produce vinegar as a defense mechanism, REALLY potent vinegar. I certainly couldn't have eaten them alone, not because their taste was unpleasant, but because it would be like a mouthfull of (crunchy) vinegar. My conclusion is that we need to get rid of salt shakers, and have ant shakers.