The black ones I captured are just regular ants that live in my garden. Lovely creatures doing no harm. They’re busy little things, so I was very fortunate to get a nice close up.
Who hasn’t heard of the saying: You’ve got ants in your pants. It means that you are not able to keep still because you are very excited about something. Well, in my case you can take this quite literally, because when I was in Thailand last July, some of these nasty brown ants got into my pants … and bit me. I couldn’t sit still the next day(s), because the bites were extremely itchy.