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Ghost ants becoming the color of the food they’re eating

Jun 6, 2011 By Abraham

Picture of red, green, yellow, and blue drops of water with ghost ants feeding on them and becoming those colors, because they have translucent abdomens.

See more pictures of these ants changing colors.

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  1. Dan says:

    I’m equally amazed at these ants’ ability to line up neatly around their food. The ants at my house just dogpile on top of whatever it is they’re devouring…

    1. groundhog says:

      The ants at your house arent usually consuming liquids, which these ants would sink into if they broke surface tension.

  2. Selena says:

    Ohmygosh! Thank you! I was freaking out because there were red butted ants all over my house. -_-” But, this is really cool and way less scary. Thank you! :3

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