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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:15 PM

This is Sooooo Cool - Love this pic!

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Mohamed Babu from India, captured these amazing pictures last year after his wife noticed that ants turned white when they drank milk.

He dissolved sugar in food colouring solutions of red, green, blue and yellow and then placed them in his garden to attract ants. Some of them even moved between the different solutions, resulting in psychedelic colour combinations.


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Reply This is Sooooo Cool - Love this pic! (Original post)
trailmonkee Feb 2013 OP
Autumn Feb 2013 #1
Little Star Feb 2013 #2
oldandhappy Feb 2013 #3
lark Feb 2013 #4
VWolf Feb 2013 #5
kas125 Feb 2013 #6
Nitram Feb 2013 #7
trailmonkee Feb 2013 #8
Skittles Feb 2013 #13
truebluegreen Feb 2013 #18
progressoid Feb 2013 #9
trailmonkee Feb 2013 #11
Thor_MN Feb 2013 #10
OnyxCollie Feb 2013 #12
midnight Feb 2013 #14
Ready4Change Feb 2013 #15
midnight Feb 2013 #20
Rider3 Feb 2013 #16
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2013 #17
nikto Feb 2013 #19
trailmonkee Feb 2013 #21
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #22

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:18 PM

1. Beautiful. Thanks for posting this.

rec

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:02 PM

2. Very cool!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:17 PM

3. what a hoot

thanks. enjoyed this.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:56 PM

4. Wow, great visuals

Thanks

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:58 PM

5. It would be even cooler

if he trained the ants to make orange.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:22 PM

6. Really cool! I saw something similar about giving bugs something different to use, only these guys

were given gold and jewels to make their egg sacks.



a video of the artist discussing his work:

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Response to kas125 (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:33 PM

7. actually they aren't egg sacks

They make a little house, or shelter, like a snail's shell. These case-making caddisfy nymphs are also relied upon to provide evidence that streams are healthy because they have a very low tolerance of pollution and low oxygen levels.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:31 PM

8. cool

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Response to Nitram (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:57 AM

13. did you know that off the top of your head, Nitram?

if so, tell us your background please

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Response to Skittles (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:37 AM

18. I think that's supposed to be "caddis fly"

background could be fly fishing...

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Response to progressoid (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:47 PM

11. ha!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:11 PM

10. I saw what you ate last summer.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:07 AM

12. I'm going to throw away my RGB monitor and use an ant farm instead. nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:30 AM

14. Brings new meaning to, you are what you eat....

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Response to midnight (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:36 AM

15. Be a good cover picture for a book with that kind of subject matter.

That was my immediate thought when seeing these pics. Pretty neat.

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Response to Ready4Change (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:36 PM

20. True... Seeing is believing...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:27 PM

16. WOW!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:25 PM

17. pretty

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:07 AM

19. I think this is humiliating to the ants

OH, look at the rainbow ants, haha.

A formidable creature reduced to a cartoon image!
How humiliating!

We are just picking on a (slightly) dumber species that can't get the joke.

But they will have the last laugh.

They'll find their way to your bed tonight.



Feel something on your leg?

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Response to nikto (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 04:31 PM

21. you just scared me with that story...

thanks

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:02 AM

22. Kudos

on the subjects and the photographer! Beautiful!

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