Myrmecos

Happy Holidays!

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An unusually festive jumping ant from a laboratory colony at Arizona State University. Researchers mark ants with unique patterns of paint to keep track of individuals for studies of ant behavior.

Comments

  1. #1 Huckleberry Days
    December 20, 2008

    Wow, even without the added colour, that is an amazing creature!

  2. #2 Dawn Fine
    December 20, 2008

    Love the Holiday colored ant…very interesting..

  3. #3 Tammo (Tom)
    December 20, 2008

    One ant to the other: “Hey, I died my hair today, you like it?” Other: “Hm..a little bit more red would have been better :)”

    Are there any studies performed on what is the effect of the paint on the ants? I would think it will effect the mood of the ants right? I remember when I was a kid and playing with paint I had a great time :P

  4. #4 Auntie M.
    December 23, 2008

    I dyed my setate! What do you think? Uggh! You look like a harlequin beetle.