Molten Aluminum and Ant Hills


 

 

Ants are the architects of the underground world. They build extensive caverns, tunnels, nurseries, and storage spaces in incredibly intricate and symmetrical homes. Dr. Walter Tschinkel from Florida State University discovered the perfect way to capture the hidden wonders of the ant hill by pouring molten aluminum into the ant hills. It kills the ants, but provides a plethora of information about their lives that would otherwise be hidden.

 

 

(via It’s Okay to be Smart)

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