Thousands of ant colonies across Egypt are falling victim to the Great Leaf Shortage of Year 3. After lulling us into complacency with calls for the plentiful Water Blossom in weeks 99 and 101, now in week 103 our colonial overlords demanded offerings of Pirella. Within hours all known, found, and hunted plants from VoK to South Egypt had been stripped of their rare leaves. Requests on EE for leaves in trade went unanswered, and Egyptians prepared to watch populations of our only source of mandibular glue be decimated or collapse entirely.
Let us all take a moment to remember our fallen Queens, wipe away our tears, and prepare to pay extortionate prices for new Queen ants formerly given away for free as Egypt recovers from this resource calamity.