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.
Wow, even without the added colour, that is an amazing creature!
Love the Holiday colored ant…very interesting..
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
I dyed my setate! What do you think? Uggh! You look like a harlequin beetle.
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