Dressed Ant Hills

Submitted: Monday, May 29, 2017 at 18:05
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Can anyone tell me the origin of the dressing of ant hills All along the Stewart Highway the ant hills have been dressed some with miners hats and jackets some in ladies dresses. What do the ants do if the temperature changes in thier hill?
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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Monday, May 29, 2017 at 18:45

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 18:45
Don't think it will worry them one bit. It is grader blades they fear.

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Reply By: Member - PhilD_NT - Monday, May 29, 2017 at 19:14

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 19:14
Who started it ? Unknown
Why? Because they obviously had spare clothes to toss away.
By the way, it's Stuart Hwy and they are Termite mounds so if it affects them badly, who cares. Having enough trouble with them up here.
They do help to amuse while driving the route, often.
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Follow Up By: Steve in Kakadu - Monday, May 29, 2017 at 19:44

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 19:44
Oh Phil you were doing ok until you said we are having enough trouble with them up here anyway.
They are cathedral Termites and grass eating only, they pose no risk to you house.

Other answers: who does it? backpackers

Yes I have a chuckle at some but do believe they are an environmental eyesore.

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Follow Up By: Member - PhilD_NT - Monday, May 29, 2017 at 20:01

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 20:01
Steve, I deliberately didn't specify a species. I have had some little buggers get into the house, the big ones in trees and there are similar mounds as being discussed out in the parklands nearby. I don't discriminate, I take the attitude of "Nuke them all and let God sort them out". Pest control mob coming to treat in a couple of days for the latest lot. I hope they also find the snakes.
Be careful of your reply as I might be expressing some humour, just like those that dress the mounds up, which doesn't bother me one bit.
BTW, I do agree with you, they are an environmental eyesore those Termite mounds themselves. They can also be a safety hazard for drivers due to idiot tourists who see them for the first time and stop on the road to take selfies.
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Follow Up By: Steve in Kakadu - Monday, May 29, 2017 at 20:23

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 20:23
Hey Phil no malice intended.

Sorry.
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Reply By: RMD - Monday, May 29, 2017 at 19:37

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 19:37
Yes Stuart it is.

Very unsightly. I hope those who are doing it get hit by a roadtrain, same as grafitti sprayers get bit by passing trains. Then they don't do it anymore.
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Reply By: Member - nick b - Monday, May 29, 2017 at 21:26

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 21:26
This has been discuss b4 "unfavorably" here ( i think) in the last 12 months .
they are also over in outback QLD .... must be catching .
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Reply By: Mick O - Monday, May 29, 2017 at 22:27

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 22:27
Here's one we found up on the Balgo-Kiwirr Road some years back. Didn't dress it, just put a head on it! Dressing them, that idea Sphinx!


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Reply By: HKB Electronics - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 16:08

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 16:08
Wish they would stop it, the first couple were amusing but after your seen hundreds with old tatty clothes falling off them there just become another
form of graffiti.

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Reply By: Member - Jack - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 08:53

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 08:53
They are a bit of fun and some people do have a good sense of humour. They break up the trip a bit and make it enjoyable.
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