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Idea for this shot is not mine but , inspired from better shots of same theme by Dr. Mohamed Babu from mysore (India), all due credits to him.. (Read further..)

Plan was to attract red ants with transparent belly so that the colors could be seen better , but as soon as this bait was placed, these jet black ants took over the scene , but luckily light was good enough to get some color shining through their engorged bellys. I used powdered ‘colored candys’ which was diluted in water, but if you use food colors in honey or sugar syrup you will get a better drop and better results. Ants are ubiquitous, so you don’t have to wait for more than 5 minutes .(Place in shade, ants don’t like direct sunshine)

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