Five Fire Ant Colony Casting Session Part 1: Casts 1 & 2

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  • Published: 01 October 2016
  • I thought it would be cool to do a few ant colonies at a time, and show the result even if they didn't turn out that great to highlight how difficult casting can ant colonies be. But I actually got really good results. At least three of them are some of the best I've ever done and one is the largest I've done so far.

    The place where I am standing at the beginning of the video is the exact location of the cast in my first video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ8oUmWCPPo

    The second one didn't turn out that great. I used the remaining molten aluminum from the first cast because I didn't think it was going to take very much due to its small and washed out appearance. I was wrong and the result is very thin and fragile tunnel casts with a small solid portion deep in the ground.

    The first cast is cast #078: http://anthillart.com/castings/078

    The second one is cast #079 and I haven't posted pictures of the finished cast to the website as of yet.

    Part 2 of the 5 cast session can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsbNlqNa_d0

    Support Anthill Art by donating at https://www.patreon.com/anthillart
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Comments β€’ 2 693

  • Kyle Gullickson
    Kyle Gullickson  2 days back

    2:57 sounds like a dog

    • Paromita Ganguly
      Paromita Ganguly  4 days back

      Although the cast looks great but just imagine the same happens to you. Some just kills you n your family with molten aluminium.

      • Marlee Ebbert
        Marlee Ebbert  1 weeks back

        Gotta cast β€˜em all

        • Althea Rebekkah
          Althea Rebekkah  1 weeks back

          Yo should I do this for my final in art next year πŸ‘€

          • Izzyboo Draws
            Izzyboo Draws  2 weeks back

            This would be so freaking fun if it was for a school project.

            • Aniya Means
              Aniya Means  2 weeks back

              Idk why I’m interested in this πŸ˜…

              • 1000 subs with 1 video
                1000 subs with 1 video  3 weeks back

                This is so sad press F to pay respect

                • SCJMO
                  SCJMO  3 weeks back

                  Those bastards are awful, this is a great way to exterminate them. . I hope people buy these from you!

                  • On yi go Son
                    On yi go Son  3 weeks back

                    Was that aluminium or lead?

                    • Night_Fall
                      Night_Fall  3 weeks back

                      Vulcan in erruption.
                      Not clickbait
                      Colored
                      1994

                      • Ian Long
                        Ian Long  4 weeks back

                        I've seen wasper nests done like this and I got to say I think the ant art whatever is the best it shows all the little tunnels it's cool

                        • Hoki
                          Hoki  4 weeks back

                          Where are the ants? Shouldn't they be swarming the hill?

                        • BonzoDog67 Lizardking
                          BonzoDog67 Lizardking  1 months back

                          "I feel a great disturbance in The Force, as if millions of ants were crying-out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I feel something dreadful has happened..."

                          • ferdinand mesina
                            ferdinand mesina  1 months back

                            how much

                            • Eddy b
                              Eddy b  1 months back

                              This guy man and he calls this art get a job

                              • MadClanPC
                                MadClanPC  1 months back

                                how does he get so much aluminum that stuff is expensive

                                • Shaik Jaffar
                                  Shaik Jaffar  1 months back

                                  ANTS 🐜 COMING TO KILL YOU SOON FROM INDIA HYDERABAD 😜

                                  • Status King
                                    Status King  2 months back

                                    🐒 🐘 🦁 πŸ¦’ 🐎 🐊 🐸 🐜 πŸ¦† 🐧 🐻 🐈 πŸ• πŸ¦‹ πŸ•·οΈ 🦎 πŸ† πŸ… 🐟 🌲 🐁 πŸ– 🦈

                                    • Al
                                      Al  2 months back

                                      0:43 it looks like a volcano

                                      • dead space
                                        dead space  2 months back

                                        ur shoes are gay

                                        • Big oof
                                          Big oof  2 months back

                                          What do you think the ants are thinking?

                                          • Mitchel Buttigieg
                                            Mitchel Buttigieg  2 months back

                                            The fire ants 🐜 became Aluminium ants.

                                            • Karla Karla
                                              Karla Karla  2 months back

                                              R.i.p Poor unfortunate souls

                                              • Karla Karla
                                                Karla Karla  2 months back

                                                Some where in the world AntsCanada is screaming in terror

                                                • Liss Hansen
                                                  Liss Hansen  2 months back

                                                  Probably in Canada, I'd guess

                                              • Toe
                                                Toe  2 months back

                                                I swear mosquitos and ants are insects the world would be fine without. No drastic changes or anything

                                                • Chloe Grossbier
                                                  Chloe Grossbier  2 months back

                                                  Why are these vids always at night????πŸ˜‚

                                                  • Team epiphany Art
                                                    Team epiphany Art  2 months back

                                                    Chloe Grossbier because thats when the colony is least active

                                                • hand made restor
                                                  hand made restor  2 months back

                                                  making decorations is amazing. good luck

                                                  • Palm
                                                    Palm  2 months back

                                                    I wonder who decided this was considered art.
                                                    Eh it’s still cool anyway

                                                    • Boi
                                                      Boi  2 months back

                                                      Rip ants

                                                      • Christian Treber
                                                        Christian Treber  2 months back

                                                        Why do some people get so much joy out of killing animaly, as a pass-time?

                                                        • So Unique
                                                          So Unique  2 months back

                                                          wait a min why is u poring hot shit in them people place of residents !!!

                                                          • Jacob Serrano
                                                            Jacob Serrano  2 months back

                                                            This guy must have a small penis.

                                                            • Skeleton O
                                                              Skeleton O  2 months back

                                                              I think your doing a good. That good is killing fire ants. :)

                                                              • William Bissell
                                                                William Bissell  2 months back

                                                                It looks like there are no ants in the colonies. Fire ants swarm when they are disturbed. How did you get rid of the ants?

                                                                • Heru- deshet
                                                                  Heru- deshet  2 months back

                                                                  They died for art's sake.

                                                                  • Timothy george
                                                                    Timothy george  2 months back

                                                                    Why do we never see any ants?

                                                                    • Tommy Maltipoo
                                                                      Tommy Maltipoo  2 months back

                                                                      Eliminate the invasive pest invaders. Show no mercy !

                                                                      • Bill Smith
                                                                        Bill Smith  2 months back

                                                                        So do the burnt ants add add more to the mold? lol

                                                                        • B-rice Alkaline
                                                                          B-rice Alkaline  3 months back

                                                                          Dark ASMR

                                                                          • Tobias Cormier
                                                                            Tobias Cormier  3 months back

                                                                            I like to watch these because I hate ants

                                                                            • Booker DeWitt
                                                                              Booker DeWitt  3 months back

                                                                              Imagine some giant alien dumped several billion tons of molten aluminum on New York City... xD

                                                                              • Lisa Cream
                                                                                Lisa Cream  3 months back

                                                                                1:22 It would be more easier if you’d use Minecraft β€’<β€’

                                                                                • Christian Dietz
                                                                                  Christian Dietz  3 months back

                                                                                  Wow! Amazing!

                                                                                  • Eli Flesher
                                                                                    Eli Flesher  3 months back

                                                                                    1:51 that sound

                                                                                    • Niki Kelly
                                                                                      Niki Kelly  3 months back

                                                                                      These are awesome. Too bad the second one didnt turn out as well as it could have. It looked like it could have been one of the best ones.

                                                                                      • Claudiane Lucia
                                                                                        Claudiane Lucia  3 months back

                                                                                        Isso que canal Vaz para de mata formiga deus vai castiga

                                                                                        • xXkassy_madisonXx .-.
                                                                                          xXkassy_madisonXx .-.  3 months back

                                                                                          1:13 My dad has done that with ants

                                                                                          • Sock ThePuppet
                                                                                            Sock ThePuppet  3 months back

                                                                                            I'm sure they waited until all the ants were at the movies to do this.