Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ant Art!

 
Carlo was being particularly quiet, so I decide to go check to see what he was doing. He had found some ants in the house. I got the camera to take some pictures, because he shares my love for bugs, and the light was pretty.I love shadows and soft light.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The reason they were in the house was Carlo left them some food for them on the window sill. Then I remembered this pin my sister-in-law found, about how this guy gave some ants colored sugar water and because their abdomens are translucent the food coloring changes the color of the ant's abdomen.You can not trust everything on pinterest, so I had to try it out for myself to see if it works. These are not fire ants, which are from the devil, these are just red ants. I do not know if it works with fire ants. I do not plan to find out either. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This one is my favorite because he drank the green sugar water first, so you can see the colors mixing in his abdomen. Pretty sweet if you ask me.
 
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8 comments:

Casey Corbin said...

Now I am totally serious about this suggestion: Upload these (and a collage) to one of the online artist selling there photos and art (you get a cut and they do all the work.) Like: http://www.marklawrencegallery.com/collections/jesus-is-lord and http://www.greatbigcanvas.com/view/the-end-of-need-philippians-419,ml0180048/?s=uJbx3qY7XxGWun5Fmk3pmXoV4ShIavl5S7puEANWN3mn6xGzVAS0fdBePm7Xp9j People will want to hang these! I think teachers would especially want them!

The Troutman's said...

Whoa! This was pretty cool! Thanks for sharing:)

Recording Megow Adventures said...

super cool!
the neat thing is I thought about doing this yesterday with a frog, to see the little "hop hops" of paint that he/she would leave behind

Karina Tison said...

Autumn..You NEVER cease to amaze me:)

Jill Thompson said...

I think you are one of the coolest people I know. I might send my kids to "summer camp" at your house.

Autumn Orozco said...

Thanks Jill and Karina, that means a lot.

Mimi said...

You are my freaking HERO for doing this!!!

Kim said...

God has blessed you with an amazing gift. Don't ever stop using it. You are amazing!