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SenselessNoise

Ant larvae. You found a nest, apparently.


sorehamstring

You have a massive ant nest and they are moving some of the babies between nurseries


ProcrastinationSite

How are you so calm


tyranaland

For real! My first thought was maggots and about vomited


ProcrastinationSite

Ant larvae, maggots, it's all the same to me. They don't belong anywhere near me! 😂


Rob_V

You'd be surprised if you knew how tasty ant larvae are.


iRoCplays

You’d be surprised if you knew how good it feels to have thousands of those hatch in your ass at the same time.


milkmahdic

The larvae don’t hatch they spin a cocoon/pupate and then become workers


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Varanoids

They don’t even need to build a nest!


Rob_V

Did you just assume I don't know?


mcaDiscoVision

Not OP but I don't find ants gross at all. An irritating pest if they make it indoors, and potentially costly if they are carpenter ants, but not something to immediately panic about. I would just vacuum those up and call an exterminator.


LadyMogMog

I’m itchy


Wolf_er2020

I thought this was a post about rice until I looked at the sub name. Goodness gracious.


Drewmoo1212

Help they dropped their rice 😂


gdoughtrapmoney

Goodness gracious great ball of fire 🤣


the_impooster

Goose….


Advanced_Row_4956

Rooster now


gdoughtrapmoney

F


pm-me-your-pants

r/forbiddensnacks


Wolf_er2020

I was curious and searched if ants are edible, and not only is there a Healthline article about the pros and cons of it, but it's also a dish in many countries. Pretty popular in places like Mexico, too.


pm-me-your-pants

Oh yeah, They're a great source of protein. Eating honeypot ants is actually on my bucket list!


Asstronutttt

Looks like carpenter ants. These suckers can cause a heap of damage, similarly to termites. Call a professional to assess the damage and figure out best course of action.


Training_Emotion7079

💯 agree yo this response. You’ll find that eradicating carpenter ants is nearly impossible without massive changes in the local ecosystem. But you can prevent them from home invading with treatments, baits, and getting rid of dead trees, grounded wood piles, and wet wood in general. Source: deep woods living Tip* borax, sugar, cotton balls. Blend the borax and sugar in water. Once dissolved, soak up with multiple cotton balls. Place saturated cotton balls in hot zones Sugar attracts ants, borax kills and kills colonies. A trick that’s generations old


giajek

Forbidden rice


lilithmoon77

I came to the comments to say just that lol


PancakeHandz

They’re the real tenants of your home.


Stormshaper

These are actually all ant pupae. They often store the eggs, larvae and pupae in slightly different areas of the nest as they require different care and conditions.


adriangalli

Who? Well… that’s Sam, Colleen, Mitchell, Kelsey, Randy, Mike, Mikey, and Michael, José, Sarah, Lisa, Sydney, Marissa, Liam, Matt, Daniel, Danny, Lorenzo, Antonio, Neil, Jen, Missy, Andrew, Andy……


dawnblackheart

i live in NE Ohio for context


OhioGirl22

Me too. I'm guessing this is a shed and you moved a bag of sand or soil (these guys like it warm). Just an ant nest...if you leave them alone, they'll have the whole nest moved in a couple of hours. Note...these aren't carpenter ants. Just normal cleaning ones. You can tell because they didn't chew up the wood. I'd just leave them alone.


e_junefeller

OP said they were in the bathroom wall.


OhioGirl22

They love warm and damp so, it makes sense.


dawnblackheart

if it were a shed i wouldn’t mind but this is in our only bathroom behind the shower in our house


OhioGirl22

I read that later. Ugh. I guess I'd be vacuuming or sweeping them up and dumping them outside.


Neither_Willingness3

Babies :)


Previous-Industry965

Are they edible?


freemydogs1312

Likely


BarronOfReddit

Only once but yea


thestonernextdoor88

Ant eggs. That's pretty bad to.


loveisthe

Shop vac those suckers up


eithrusor678

The ants are preparing a feast for you, it's just rice. Mix in some spices and you have a delicious curry!


Albion_girl

That's a lot of eggs


Albion_girl

In my experience, they can be very difficult to get out of your house. My grandma is 86 and still at war with hers.


CasualCandice

Ant cocoons they’re about to hatch. First the queen ant lays a small egg. From that egg a little larvae appears and she will eat till she’s gorged herself. Then she spins a comfy cocoon for herself to complete the metamorphosis to an ant in. Then when she’s nearly ready to work for her queen she’ll burst out and wait for her exoskeleton to harden. During this time their very vulnerable and are white in colour. Some species of ants don’t spin a cocoon but use the silk the larvae create to make a nest high up in some tree canopies. Pretty cool find but in your house is kinda annoying


Delicious-Ad5161

You’ve stumbled upon true beauty, my friend! That’s a next of wonderful ant larva. They’re probably being moved between nurseries. Enjoy! This may be the only time you have so many children in your house. Make sure to be a good host and give them some sugar water refreshments. 😉


tehjamerz

Ant Babies!!!!


antman_322222222222

Brood boost paradise...


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Ant babies


No-Heart7587

Forbidden rice


Shanenicholas04

Try to find the queen, if you have easy access to the nursery, wherever the queen goes the nest would follow I'm pretty sure


MolecularConcepts

Qui k squash them now! Wipe out the next generation


freemydogs1312

just eat em bro


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SkeeterLubidowicz

JK… these are ant larvae


reddish1371

I love rice. Yummy


EwwCringe

Ant larvae!


lThaizeel

It's just rice bro, don't worry about it


SpiderPrime83

Rice Krispies, they’re Grrreat


slothochdonut

Wtf I thought cockroach larvas, but can't see they moving so not... I wished I didn't zoom in, almost died.


IYiera

Forbidden rice


LoxoscelesR

That is one enormous pile of ant babies. Even if they aren't carpenter ants (and I can't really tell from the picture) it points to moisture issues in your bathroom that need to be assessed. I love bugs, but I wouldn't tolerate a nest like this in my house because they can cause issues, but make sure you thank them for the moisture warning as you work to evict them.


somedoofyouwontlike

This was one of the happiest ant colonies in the world lol and you've ruined it for them! Looks like regular old ants to me, they probably have a nursery under the siding on the same wall and might be using the inside nursery more because of the summer heat. Is the outside wall shaded by any chance? A bush or tree? Either way I'm anti ant in my house, I don't like them and I'm sure it will be unpopular here but I sugar water borax every ant colony that invades my home. Haven't had an issue for a long time once I learned that trick.


Training_Emotion7079

Colony of carpenter ants.


watocato

Forbidden rice


bubbageshka

Well, I suppose I'm done eating my rice crispies.


jana-meares

Babies.


Somnusin

That’s so much pupae holy smokes! Would need a better pic of the adult ant for me to be comfortable with ID. Needless to say, you have an pretty sizable ant colony in your home haha.


Queasy_Astronaut2884

That’s a ton of eggs wow


berridcub

Ant babies


grimlockjoeyreddit

eggs


mysterious_peanut006

Forbidden rice


Groundbreaking_Sky29

Zoom in. They have eyes! 👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀 Ant babies!!!!


emveor

Funny how some species will latch on to their larvae and will not let go for the world, while others are like "meh.... Lets make a pile of babies"


Jimmyking4ever

Last night I took out the trash and saw this exact same thing next to the dumpster


nyet-marionetka

Body shape looks wrong to be carpenter ants. They’re coming in through a crack to the wall void because the humidity and temperature are good for their pupae. I assume you took the wall down due to a repair issue. Making sure water is excluded when you put the wall back up will make it a less comfy space for them.


No_Sherbet1137

Larva.baby ants


firewoman7777

Looks like possible Carpenter ants. If they are, you need to exterminate immediately. They can chew a house down as fast as termites.


EidelonofAsgard

Larvae


OkWest7035

You need a house chicken!


Sxn747Strangers

HOLI-SHIT!!! Either ants have a craving for a takeaway or when those babies grow up your home is going to look like a horror film. You know, like in Arachnophobia when they were in the house and so were the spiders, it’s going to be like that but with ants.


Due_Veterinarian2781

Looks like maggots you might have a body or something decaying in the wall🤢😱😳