From Fire Ants To Fine Art! Casting an Ant Colony With Molten Aluminum

Before any of you starts freaking out about those “poor defenseless ants”, this colony was abandoned long before it was flooded with molten aluminum. Besides, anyone will tell you that only the most gentle human beings melt metal, so yeah, no ant was harmed in the making of this video.

Second, this is only a tribute to ants’ diligence. Just look at this huge thing. Their work deserves to be preserved into a solid piece of art. There’s something profoundly beautiful about the fact that it’s made by combining the efforts of delicate insects with the hostility of liquid metal. I’d pay to have this thing on my mantelpiece.

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