The fascinating desert ants are able to transform them into "honey pots." The nest-mates who make up a colony transform the food they consume into a liquid that is sugary. Then , they store it within the body, inside the expanding abdomen. If food sources are scarce and the honey pot ants are hungry, they take this nectar and re-inject it into their nest mates.Honeypot Ants eat other insects as well as nectar from desert flowers. If food sources are abundant during the rainy seasons workers bring nectar and the insects which have been killed by the colony back to the nest. I read article on elovn about ants which is very useful.