People could tune into the Discovery Channel to learn more about the lifestyle of ants, or they can simply take in Professor Walter Tschinkel stunning creations. He has cast intricate colonies in aluminum for a series that will take people's breath away. Revealing the architecture of ants in a way that has never been appreciated before, Walter Tschinkel essentially pours molten aluminum down into the hole in order to preserve the shape of each colony he comes across.
An entomologist and former professor of Biological Science at Florida State University, Walter Tschinkel began this artistic journey when he wanted to learn more about their self-created habitats. Through this technique, Walter Tschinkel has discovered that colonies can be up to twelve feet deep and house 9,000 to 10,000 workers.
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Professor Walter Tschinkel Creates Metallic Casts of Colonies
Published: Oct 11, 2012 • References: core77