Preserve your protein.

Queen ants, known locally as icas, are a delicacy in Brazil that is rapidly dwindling in population due to land developers cutting down the eucalyptus trees they eat.  For many locals the ants are their only source of protein when meat and fish are scarce.  Since harvests are low many people have begun to freeze their ants so they can last for the year.  It kind of reminded me of saving pocket change in a jar, except this time the pocket change is directly linked to their well-being!  Here are some icas I have made out of today’s paper:

newspaper, wax paper, and gold spray paint, and a little glitter.

freezer burn!

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2 Responses to Jen Lau 1.5.11 Protein Deficiency

  1. Megan says:

    This is great! really love it

  2. Jen Lau says:

    thanks- so glad to finally say hello via 365 DOP!

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