We all took one on the palm of our hands, looking at it like it was an alien curiosity. These ants were huge. We popped them into our mouths as if we were taking tequila shots. ...After about 20 minutes of flying my pilot said, "Ok we are going down now to land." We continued to ascend. After a few minutes my pilot said, "Um, we are still going up." I laughed and said, "I see that." We were in a strong updraft.