YouTube user Anthill Art conducted a rather unusual experiment. He created art of out of fire ants. Now, this might sound strange and confusing at first, but bear with me.
First, he takes a bucket full of molten aluminum and pours it into a fire ant colony.
He lets the aluminum cool and harden. Then, he takes a shovel and begins to dig into the ant colony. After digging for a while, he unearths the hardened aluminum cast from the ground. Using water, he removes the dirt that’s stuck to the cast.
Once all the dirt is gone, the end result is absolutely stunning. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen before!
While some might consider this unethical, Anthill Art states, “These are the red imported fire ants (RIFA) which are harmful to the environment and their nests are exterminated by the millions in the United States using poisons, gasoline and fire, boiling water, and very rarely molten aluminum.”