Ants – Be the Rainbow

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Photo by Mohamed Babu/Solent News

Dr. Mohamad Babu of Myansor India has captured these images of ants as they fill their translucent abdomens with vibrantly colored drops of sugar water. He got the idea after his wife showed him how the ants’ abdomens turned white after drinking spilled milk. “As the ant’s abdomen is semi-transparent, the ants gain the colours as they sip the liquid,” says Dr. Babu. He also says the ants preferred yellow and green over blue and red. You can read more at The Daily Mail.

Photo by Mohamed Babu/Solent News
Photo by Mohamed Babu/Solent News
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Photo by Mohamed Babu/Solent News

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