An Ant Is What It Eats!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Entertainment & News, Featured

 

لقراءة الموضوع باللغة العربية اضغط هنا6a00d8341c5dea53ef0154357a832d970c-800wi

Excerpts from an August 5, 2011 Daily Mail story:

…………………

6a00d8341c5dea53ef015391a752e0970b-800wi

Scientist, photographer and father of three Mohamed Babu said, “The idea for the photographs came to me after my wife showed me some ants that turned white sipping the spilled milk on our kitchen counter.

Dr. Babu mixed sugar drops with edible red, green, blue and yellow food coloring and placed the drops in his garden to attract the insects and photograph them in natural light.

Their transparent stomachs matched the liquid they drank.

Some of the ants even wandered from color to color, creating new combinations in their bodies.

Placed on a paraffin base, the drops kept their shape when touched by the ants.

Dr. Babu discovered the ants preferred lighter colors such as yellow and green.

He said, “I really toiled to get a photo. The crowd always used to become unmanageable within a few minutes and while I held my camera with my right hand, my left was busy removing the extra ants. Once I lost the chance, I could only repeat it the next day.”

6a00d8341c5dea53ef0154357a83cc970c-800wiSource [bookofjoe.com]

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Trackback from your site.

Mostafa Dafer

Computer & Communication Eng. Stdnt. Founder & CEO of CoolesTech Knows Arabic; English, learning French, Chinese, and Japanese Email:Mostafa@coolestech.com

Leave a comment