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L'ABDOMEN DES FOURMIS EST TRANSPARENT !

Publié le par Nellou

It's easy to see which ants have been sipping which coloured sugar water drops thanks to their transparent abdomens. Father of three Mohamed Babu set up these photographs after his wife, Shameem, showed him some ants that had turned white after sipping on some spilt milk. Dr Babu mixed sugar water with edible colours red, green, blue and yellow and placed them in his garden to attract the insects. He discovered the ants preferred lighter colours such as yellow and green...
He said: 'As the ant's abdomen is semi-transparent, the ants gain the colours as they sip the liquid. Curiously, the ants preferred light colours, yellow and green. The darker green and blue drops had no takers, till there was no space around the preferred yellow and green drops. So I put larger drops of yellow and green, and smaller red and blue, to get maximum saturation around all the colours.'

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