The Amazing Technicolor Dream Ant

Allison Guy
August 10th 2011

A scientist in Mysore, India has figured out how to color-code his backyard ants. Mohamed Babu's wife noticed that the ants' abdomens turned white after drinking milk, so it was only a short step to filling the ants with more vibrant colors. The insects were picky, preferring yellow and green sugar water over blue and red.  The experiment goes to show that for ants, at least, those extra calories really do go right to the ass.

Via the Daily Mail. Thanks Trendbeheer.

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rich
Posted 24/08/2011 – 02:57

If its going to be big, it might as well be a bright color.

Arman
Posted 18/08/2011 – 18:23

That's cool =), wonder why the developed that function..

Should men be able to give birth to children?


Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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