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  • Melissa DeVore

    Is it science or art? We have the ant population to try this :) Photos: Mohammed Babu Daily Mail: ”Tasting the Rainbow”

  • Clara Chi

    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. by: ArchiEli

  • Deborah Swanson

    They say you are what you eat, and it’s especially true with the translucent ants. Scientist Mohamed Babu from Mysore, India, placed specially colored sugar drops in his garden to attract the weird insects his wife found near the house sipping the spilled milk. “The idea for the photograph came to me after my wife showed me some ants that turned white sipping the spilled milk drops on our kitchen counter,” says Mohamed.

  • Breeana Puttroff

    Transparent ants eating food coloring.

  • Christine Marie

    If the ants consumed more than one coloured fluid, the colours mixed to reveal a new hue in their transparent bellies. Ants have see-through abdomens and like to drink yellow-coloured liquid…who knew?! Can't you just imagine this as an amazing art lesson - mixing science and art with colored ant tummies!

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