Here's What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum Down An Anthill

Sometimes art draws inspiration directly from nature.

In a video posted to YouTube, artists from a company called Anthill Art poured molten aluminum inside a fire ant anthill, dug it up, and washed off the dirt.

The resulting sculpture resembles a Christmas tree. The cast weighs almost 18 pounds and stands around 18 inches tall.

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Aluminum Ant

It's not clear if these are abandoned anthills and how many fire ants were harmed in the process, but in the company's defense, a caption below the video reads: "These are the red imported fire ants 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."

Watch the video below:

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