That ant colony belongs to an invasive species of fire ant (called Red Imported Fire Ants or RIFAs) which cause more harm to the local environment than good. Researchers are experimenting with extremely high temperatures as a means to dispose of invasive insect species and, just so you know, molten aluminum is VERY HOT.
Not saying this is the best way to do it, but these folks are doing a service for the local environment and they got a beautiful piece of art for their efforts.
It’s also good for Science because we get to see what the inside of a fire ant nest look like. That’s really cool.
Thats pretty metal.
Naw man, fuck those ants. They are evil and their bites hurt and they are RELENTLESS and kill native ants too. The researchers also look at how these fucking ants connect their bodies together to make an ant raft to survive floods which is goddamn terrifying.
If you live in those red areas, you totally know that running through sprinklers in summer is never gonna happen. One false step and the little fuckers are all over your legs biting the shit out of you.
I don’t like fire ants. They are admirable little engineers, but I HATE THEM. they suuuuuuuck. I had them in my apartment a few times because the foundation in this place has gone to crap and they got in. I wasn’t even safe in my own apartment from being bit by these little bastards.
They totally deserve molten aluminum death. About the only thing they are good for is eating small dead things.
I can fully support the mass murder of these assholes with molten metal. In fact I have invited friends to my property just to do this and take them away, and when it happens I will chortle like Dr. Evil and possibly sip a martini.
Ants are better suited to survive than we are. There are a million of the fuckers for each one of us. it’s unreal how okay it is to kill them.