Food for Thought: Colored Ants

Scientist/photographer Muhamed Babu of Mysore, India noticed that ants had transparent abdomens that showed the color of whatever they had eaten. He set out colored sugar patches and photographed the results.

It may be of interest to note that ants don’t care for the color blue and only went to that sugar heap when the others were full up.

[from Smithsonian.com]

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