The Amazing Technicolor Dream Ant
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.