Here we have the Mexican Ant in his natural habitat. Look closely, and you will see that the Mexican Ant is happiest when surrounded by water, sun, and warm temperatures. The Mexican Ant prefers a somewhat strong wind and enough swell to successfully complete a session of kiteboarding/surfing. The Mexican Ant also responds well to familiarity, and so this particular Mexican Ant has nested in the same area for much of his life.


When it comes to communication, it appears that the Mexican Ant may not be as evolved as other members of its' species. The Mexican Ant prefers to communicate through the use of one long, slowly uttered syllable. "Duuuuuuude." After extensive research into the communication habits of the Mexican Ant, I have discovered that this sound can mean yes, no, I'm not sure, Are you really drinking beer at 9:37 a.m. on a Tuesday, and everything in between.


When removed from his natural habitat, the Mexican Ant responds by withdrawing, complaining, and becoming overly critical of his surroundings. It is nothing short of a natural wonder how quickly the Mexican Ant is able to find fault with any object/idea presented to him. The Mexican Ant will talk incessantly about his former nesting place, forgetting completely that there were very good reasons to leave that nest and set up a new one.


Slowly, however, the Mexican Ant will begin to appear less and less withdrawn. He will occasionally start to play the ukelele. He will download new music and listen to the entire album even though it is clear to his mate from the first few notes that it sucks. He will hike to mountainside temples and begin to explore his new habitat. He will replace his cravings for avocados and burritos with kimbap, taegi galbi, and bibimbap. He will, with minimal prodding, pleading and threatening from his mate, do a few chores around his new nest. He will read a book or watch a movie instead of staring longingly at his surfboards. He will find non-water related activities to pursue, such as going to clubs, climbing, and participating in the shenanigans of the Southside Hash House Harriers. He will find a Facebook group for surfers and kiters in Korea, and realize that it is possible to find overhead waves in the R.O.K.


Although further research is needed, it appears that the Mexican Ant is capable of adapting to his new environment and may even begin to thrive here.

8 comments:

Melanie said...

ddduuuuuuddddddeeeee. LOL :D

Sarah said...

Oh makes me miss Korea. You guys will have to take a holiday to Thailand so he can get his water fix in. . .

joyRuN said...

So glad Mexican Ant can let his inner Korean Ant come out ;)

I don't know that I can adjust so quickly.

BTW, monkey bread - YUMMY!

Bob said...

Thank you for the most informative post on the Mexican Ant. You missed one important factor when it comes to this species: What do you do when you get a Mexican Ant in your pants? :)

Boriana said...

Love it!!! By the way Jess and Ant - im subscribed to both your blogs and love reading them!
Such talented entertaining writers u guys are!!!
Cheers :)

Jes said...

Boriana!!! So nice to hear from you!! I miss you!!

Trojan said...

I LOVED this post!

J-me said...

I hear that National Geographic is doing a special on the Mexican Ant.