Brass Mushroom Casting (Cast #095)

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  • Published: 28 October 2017
  • This is the first time I've made a cast with brass. The result is not bad but melting brass is a pain so I probably won't use it too often. I definitely don't see being able to use it for ant colonies since it takes so long to melt even a small amount. Also, the higher temperature causes it to react far more violently when it hits water than aluminum.

    Anyway, I believe this is a bolete mushroom. A cluster of these popped up in the yard and this was the best one. I don't know the exact type of mushroom this is. I don't see these very often and haven't since. If you know, tell me in the comments section.

    See the cast page for more info and pictures: http://www.anthillart.com/castings/095

    If you haven't seen my other mushroom cast videos that are annotated, here's a few answers to frequently asked questions:

    -The white stuff is plaster
    -The mushroom inside the plaster is removed before the brass is poured in

    That's all that I can think of right now. I'll add more if I think of anything else.

    Support Anthill Art by donating at https://www.patreon.com/anthillart
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Comments • 460

  • MoKhatib21
    MoKhatib21  22 hours back

    Everyone stfu bout the ant hill, y’all late anyway it was in 2013. Making him feel like shit over something so long ago is so dumb and childish.

    • Jair Martinez
      Jair Martinez  23 hours back

      Queremos ver más videos!

      Ojalá tengamos más trabajos tuyos!

      Saludos desde Mexico! 🇲🇽

      • Kιαɳ
        Kιαɳ  1 days back

        I dont think he is coming back :(

        • HapTic Escobar
          HapTic Escobar  3 days back

          Who else saw this on snapchat😂

          • sjr341
            sjr341  4 days back

            Wow, this guy has only 18 videos uploaded onto his channel and yet he has almost 500k subs?

            • HapTic Escobar
              HapTic Escobar  5 days back

              Bro idk where you’ve been for the last year but you’re so underrated

            • Raddy Taddy
              Raddy Taddy  1 weeks back

              Next video???

              • Ashley Amoroso
                Ashley Amoroso  1 weeks back

                pls come back your vids give me great joy 😔😔

                • Jason Krohn
                  Jason Krohn  2 weeks back

                  I guess they don’t post anything anymore?

                  • Jose Hernandez
                    Jose Hernandez  4 weeks back

                    Post a video plz and do ant hills

                    • Aiden Noonan
                      Aiden Noonan  4 weeks back

                      The poor mushroom 🍄
                      *PAY RESPECTS FOR THE MUSHROOMS*

                      • Mr. Sentry
                        Mr. Sentry  1 months back

                        What’s this gotta do with anthills?

                        • Game Boy
                          Game Boy  1 months back

                          Sir you are requested I mean required to make more videos they are too good!

                          • Tonalix
                            Tonalix  1 months back

                            And this is what Mario found before turn into Metal Mario.

                            • Spree
                              Spree  1 months back

                              looks like the ants rebelled against him and he got turned into a cast

                              • James
                                James  2 months back

                                DeAd channel?

                                • Alan Jones
                                  Alan Jones  2 months back

                                  Great art!!

                                  • Anu Nimus
                                    Anu Nimus  2 months back

                                    hunt more fire ants hill

                                    • Police Department
                                      Police Department  2 months back

                                      Y U NO MAKE VIDS!?!?!?!

                                      • Ryan Eager
                                        Ryan Eager  1 months back

                                        Anthill Art It’s been a year and a half, what happened?

                                      • Anthill Art
                                        Anthill Art   2 months back

                                        Darkness Your Old Friend soon

                                    • fruityrudy21
                                      fruityrudy21  2 months back

                                      But where did tha mushroom go???

                                      • Anthill Art
                                        Anthill Art   2 months back

                                        fruityrudy21 I pulled it out of the plaster before I poured

                                    • Ramo Larroc
                                      Ramo Larroc  3 months back

                                      What if some 1 did that to you?

                                      • BLURby84
                                        BLURby84  3 months back

                                        Are you going to post anymore videos ?

                                        • Foxtrap
                                          Foxtrap  3 months back

                                          Very cool! But it was a mistake to saw the base off. Could have been self-supporting. Would have made a great ornament in a large potted plant.

                                          • Tyler Pogones
                                            Tyler Pogones  3 months back

                                            Brass mushroom that funky mushroom

                                            • MeKillYouTo
                                              MeKillYouTo  3 months back

                                              You should cast another small mushroom but in gold

                                              • MeKillYouTo
                                                MeKillYouTo  2 months back

                                                ​@Anthill Art I kinda figured that would be expensive. . . but for your idea you should have it on a website that has tiers so that you have to donate over a certain amount to be put in a raffle of some sort and pull a name, just a suggestion btw

                                              • Anthill Art
                                                Anthill Art   2 months back

                                                I would but gold’s expensive. It would probably be many 10s of thousands of dollars for a small mushroom. I’ve thought about crowd funding it and give away the cast as a contest to one of the donors though.

                                            • Gabriel C
                                              Gabriel C  3 months back

                                              did you remove the mushroom before pouring the molten metal?

                                              • zker666 K
                                                zker666 K  3 months back

                                                The lost mushroom method

                                                • Dijor Gladney
                                                  Dijor Gladney  3 months back

                                                  2:45 Aw hell yeah! He's gonna polish it!

                                                  • Anthill Art
                                                    Anthill Art   2 months back

                                                    Dijor Gladney trust me I didn’t want to haha

                                                • Steve Cano
                                                  Steve Cano  4 months back

                                                  Come back please 😔

                                                  • L C
                                                    L C  4 months back

                                                    Hopefully this bitch stop posting videos videos because he died in a brutal way or because he killed him self. Ant hill art KILL YOUR SELF CUT UR VEINS OFF

                                                  • Areyon Banks
                                                    Areyon Banks  4 months back

                                                    2020 any one?

                                                    • KarateGirl
                                                      KarateGirl  4 months back

                                                      269 Toads disliked this video.

                                                      • TheKing
                                                        TheKing  4 months back

                                                        One word HITLER

                                                        • Name
                                                          Name  5 months back

                                                          You've been doing this for years and stopped

                                                          • Xamations
                                                            Xamations  5 months back

                                                            80,000 mushrooms disliked this video

                                                            • clout gang
                                                              clout gang  5 months back

                                                              I love it great job man your doing awsome keep it up👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙

                                                              • Alex M
                                                                Alex M  5 months back

                                                                2019 anyone comment and like if u r

                                                                • qq wp
                                                                  qq wp  5 months back

                                                                  sooo, it seems finally some ants did it. they captured this guy.

                                                                  • Dani&Fam
                                                                    Dani&Fam  6 months back

                                                                    Soooo it’s been a year... where you at

                                                                    • Anthill Art
                                                                      Anthill Art   2 months back

                                                                      Dani&Fam sorry, I’ll get back to it soon

                                                                  • Rafael Cruz
                                                                    Rafael Cruz  6 months back

                                                                    U ppl dk what ants help us with im in 4th grade and all u ppl in college or somthing but we cant live without ants u ppl dont think straight

                                                                    • Mutant Brain Boy
                                                                      Mutant Brain Boy  6 months back

                                                                      Eh I’m confused did he make the mushroom into a metal ??

                                                                      • Aye Co Breeze
                                                                        Aye Co Breeze  6 months back

                                                                        Do you sell any castings?

                                                                        • Axel Hill
                                                                          Axel Hill  6 months back

                                                                          Damn that's beautiful

                                                                          • Leonidas Migliorini Plaster

                                                                            where you find zinc for casting in a ant colony.

                                                                            • Anthill Art
                                                                              Anthill Art   2 months back

                                                                              Leonidas Migliorini Plaster rotometals.com who should pay me to give them publicity

                                                                          • Jake •
                                                                            Jake •  6 months back

                                                                            Come back 😔

                                                                            • Anthill Art
                                                                              Anthill Art   2 months back

                                                                              Jake • soon, Jake, soon. Well maybe not that soon but sometime.

                                                                          • Fat Potato
                                                                            Fat Potato  6 months back

                                                                            Is it just me or is the sound of home walking and moving the rocks he used satisfying?

                                                                            • El Desarrollador De ROMs
                                                                              El Desarrollador De ROMs  7 months back

                                                                              Is this channel still active?

                                                                              • 马镜媛
                                                                                马镜媛  7 months back

                                                                                Mushrooms are living beings just like hooman you killer 🌚🌚🌚

                                                                                • potato
                                                                                  potato  5 months back

                                                                                  And we eat it so its dies either way