See What a Fire Ant Colony Looks Like Cast in Aluminum

Trevor English

Have you ever seen a fire ant mound and wondered what lies deep underneath the soil? Ants can create a large complex of tunnels and chambers in the dirt that remain hidden to the world around them.

Truly one of natures great engineers, this guy wanted to get a better look at what lay inside an ant mound. He grabbed some molten aluminum and poured it into the mound, and it filled up every last crevice inhabited by the little guys. When he pulled the casting out of the dirt, it was quite a sight to see. Check it out!

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