Mohamed Babu Captures Translucent Ants Changing Hue to Match Food

By: Corinne Guirgis - Published: • References: thisiscolossal
If crawling critters creep you out, you might change your mind after seeing the translucent ants of Mohamed Babu. The Indian scientist gave the ants brightly colored sugar drops and and photographed them as their transparent stomachs matched the food they were eating. He got the idea after his wife showed him some ants that stomachs turned white after sipping on some spilled milk.

Some of the more restless ants even moved from color to color, creating a funky mix of colors in their stomachs. Babu found the ants preferred lighter colors like yellow and green, and that the darker drops had little-to-no takers. One of the stranger experiments involving the creatures, Babu is certainly making waves for his clever marriage of art and science.

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