Tasting The Rainbow: The Ants Whose Multi-coloured Abdomens Show Exactly What They’ve Been Eating

Tasting The Rainbow: The Ants Whose Multi-coloured Abdomens Show Exactly What They've Been Eating

Ring of colour: An ant’s transparent abdomen shows the colour of the food they have eaten. (Mohamed Babu / Solent News & Photo Agency)

Tasting The Rainbow: The Ants Whose Multi-coloured Abdomens Show Exactly What They've Been Eating

A good palette: Some of the ants even wandered from one colour to another, creating new combinations in their stomachs. (Mohamed Babu / Solent News & Photo Agency)

Tasting The Rainbow: The Ants Whose Multi-coloured Abdomens Show Exactly What They've Been Eating

Eating their greens: The ants seemed to prefer lighter colours such as greens and yellow to darker blues. (Mohamed Babu / Solent News & Photo Agency)

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