Ants

Ants give new meaning to 'you are what you eat'

Aug. 5, 2011 at 9:36 AM ET

These ants can't ever be self-conscious about what they eat! Their transparent abdomens reflect what they've ingested. 

Realizing this, photographer and scientist Mohamed Babu captured these amazing images after putting colorful sugar drops in his garden and letting the ants go to town, according to The Daily Mail

"Some of the ants even wandered from one colour to another, creating new combinations in their bodies," Babu said. Check out the amazing images below.

Mohamed Babu / Solent News & Photo Agency /
Ants ingest multicolored sugar drops in Mysore, South India late July 2011.
Mohamed Babu / Solent News & Photo Agency /
Mohamed Babu / Solent News & Photo Agency /

 

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