From Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus, Joseph H. Peterson edition:
How to make Ants' Oil and what it is Good for.
It is so valuable for the eyes and ears, that it can hardly be described. Put a lot of ants' eggs into a pot. Wrap it up in a loaf of bread, and afterward distil it in a glass by exposing it to the sun.
Thou asketh: How do we obtain the ant eggs from an ants' hill? Sweep a place clean near such a hill, put green briars or twigs thereon, stir with a stick into the hill, and the ants will carry all their eggs under the twigs or briars.
I will prove unto thee, where to obtain the incense. See after St. James's Day in the ants' hills, you will then find places with rosin or pitch. This is incense. Removest thou such a hill, thou wilt find holes thereunder where incense is stored away in plenty.
The grimoire Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus lists this spell.
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1725Publication of Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus (lists this spell)
1869English-language translation of Egyptian Secrets (lists this spell)