Can Pym Particles be used to take an ordinary apple, blow it up to the size of a building and feed an entire town?


I believe Pym particles change an objects size by increasing or decreasing the distance that the electrons orbit an atom's nucleus.

So there wouldn't be any more actual apple in the giant apple, though you would feel full after eating some. The amount of nutrients would not be increased, so you would feel full while starving to death.

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    The comic version of Pym Particles work differently, so that wouldn't be an issue. – Rogue Jedi Jul 23 '16 at 17:20
  • Slightly undermined by that both the comics and movie allow the size change to sometimes change mass and sometimes not. – FuzzyBoots Jul 23 '16 at 17:24
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    @Michael Richardson If it only changes the distance between the electrons and nuclei, how does Ant-man become so light when he shrinks (able to stand on arrows, guns and shoulders) and so heavy when he grows (topples over buildings when he falls)? He would have the same amount of mass regardless of size because of the number subatomic particles never change, right? – The Unknown Dev Jul 23 '16 at 18:37
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    Handwavium. At times he maintains his mass when he shrinks. So the true answer would be: It depends on the author and the needs of the story. – Michael Richardson Jul 23 '16 at 20:45
  • @Jamil It's called bad writing and writers not learning about the character before writing about them – Durakken Jul 23 '16 at 23:07

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