Termites – Delicatesses in Malawi

When I cycled through Malawi, it was the season for termite queens to hatch. The hives were swarming with insects and thousands of queens take flight. Only a few survive and form new colonies, partly because Malawian women sit in front of it and pick them up as soon as they emerge from their holes. They rip the wings off and throw them in a bucket, later to be used for high-protein burger patties.

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