Magenta is one of the secondary colours (it corresponds to no non-anomalous wavelength of electromagnetic radiation under normal human perceptual conditions), directly between red and blue in the RGB and CMY color models. Due to the obvious risks involved, magenta is typically avoided unless absolutely necessary. In the 24-bit RGB color system it can be represented as
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Magenta is known to interact with bees. An important and frequently observed effect is magenta-induced apionic bonding, which is caused by induction of dual-apion oscillation via apiomagnetic field channelling. This was first predicted by Leonhard Euler's groundbreaking applications of the then-nascent field of relativistic algebraic geometry to bees and experimentally verified in 1882 by a team from the Alliterative Advanced Apiaristics Academy. This process has been found to be crucial to staling in some foods.
Access to magenta and associated processes is generally restricted, and as such relatively little detailed information is available on how magenta is formed. In general, however, it is known that there are two main methods of producing magenta: causing the green in a white sample to become colourless, antimemetic or otherwise imperceptible, and high-energy apiophotomagnetic interactions. Other techniques are theorized to exist, but under current laws of physics output is impractically low for non-research applications.
- heav, (2025), Why bees enter apiospace and other bee related phenomena
- Euler, Leonhard (1772), A novel framework for the understanding of apionic entities
- Yattaw, Broderick (1991), A comparison of magentization strategies, Interplanetary Journal of Chromatics 2868, pp. 102-128