Nature’s Ingenious Design

 

We can never stop marveling at the ingenious and unique ways in which Nature presents its designs.

Translucent ants gain colour of the food they eat

 

Dr Mohamed Babu, a scientist from Mysore, photographed ants with translucent abdomen changing colour as they sip on colourful drops of sugar. The ants seemed to prefer lighter colours such as greens and yellow to darker blues. Some of the ants  wandered from one colour to another, creating new combinations in their bodies.

Translucent Ants

Translucent Ants

 

Read the complete article on http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2022765/The-ants-multi-coloured-abdomens-exactly-theyve-eating.html

 

Genetic anomaly results in visually spectacular butterflies

 

Some anomalies produce spectacular results!

‘Bilateral Gynandromorphism’ is a Genetic anomaly found in living organisms that results in insects having both male and female characteristics, evenly split, right down the middle. This genetic anomaly results in spectacular butterflies with male & female wings.

Genetic anomaly in butterflies

Genetic anomaly in butterflies

 

More information can be found on http://www.livescience.com/14207-gynandromorphs-butterfly-moths-arthropods-genetic-anomaly.html

 

Bees have an inbuilt SAT -NAV system

 

Study suggests that Honeybees with tiny brains have an inbuilt sat nav’ system that helps them to find their way around.

The study reveals that bees do not rely on the sun’s position to find their way home but build a ‘mental map’ to navigate. These tiny insects learn to fly the shortest possible route between flowers discovered in random order.

They are, in fact, capable of solving the ‘travelling salesman problem’ that involves finding the shortest route that allows a travelling salesman to call at all the locations he has to visit. Computers solve the problem by comparing the length of all possible routes and choosing the one that is shortest. Bees manage to reach the same solution using a brain the size of a grass seed

 

Busy Bees can find the shortest route between flowers

 

The complete article can be found on http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2646418/Bees-inbuilt-SAT-NAV-navigate-study-reveals.html

 

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. bhudeb chakrabarti December 3, 2014 @ 6:04 pm

    Bhudeb Chakrabarti o3 December 2014 Kolkata
    Nature’s ingenuity in designing is unmatched at which we can only marvel .We congratulate you for your profound blog .

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