The colour of ants

What I found in my feedreader this morning is too good not to share with you: Scientist and photographer Mohamed Babu captured translucent ants eating coloured liquids – and their bellys turning into the same colour!

In an interview with Daily Mail Babu explained that his wife had suggested the experiment when seeing ants turning white after drinking drops of milk that had fallen on the floor. He then made hundreds of ants drink these coloured liquids – obviously they prefer the lighter liquids to green and blue – in order to capture them in this magnificent photographies.

(via thisiscolossal)