On Thursday, the Pama Language Centre linguists were taken on a honey-ant hunt by members of the Tjupan First Nation (Edie Ulrich, Margie, Gino, Murray and Jessica).

After being shown how to identify a nest of nyamanka (Honeypot ants – Camponotus inflatus) under the Julpa trees (Mulga – Acacia aneura), Edie and Margie unearthed a feast. When eaten, the contents of the abdomen of the nyamanka tastes just like honey.

After this, we enjoyed jinpa (damper) and marlu (Macropus rufus) tail cooked on the campfire.