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Tasting the rainbow: The ants whose multi-coloured abdomens show exactly what…

Mohamed Babu, 53, a scientist from Mysore, in South India, set up these stunning photographs after his wife, spotted ants turned white after drinking milk.
Mary King-Evans
Mary King-Evans • 1 year ago

The saying 'you are what you eat' is true for these insects as stunning pictures show their abdomens changing colour as they sip on sugar drops.

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It's easy to see which ants have been sipping which coloured sugar water drops thanks to their transparent abdomens.

Scientist Mohamed Babu from Mysore, India captured beautiful photos of these translucent ants eating a specially colored liquid sugar. Some of the ants would even move between the food resulting in new color combinations in their stomachs.

Indian photographer and scientist Mohamed Babu captured this image of ants eating colorful drops of sugar. Their abdomens are transparent so the colored sugar is visible.

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