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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Just for fun: Ant colony sculptures

Entomologist Walter Tschinkel has turned ant colonies into works of art. Literally. He pours molten aluminum down the ant holes and then excavates the solidified ant hills.

Here's one result:

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More pictures here

See how Tschinkel's makes his colony casts below:




Disclaimer: All ants were harmed in the making of this film.