Casting a Bigger Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum (Cast #057)

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  • Published: 24 May 2014
  • This is the second Anthill Art video showing the casting of a fire ant colony with molten aluminum. The colony in this video is much larger than the one from the first video (Cast #043), taking in 24.6 lbs. of aluminum which is 6.7 lbs. heavier than Cast #043. The final cast turned out 17" deep and 19" at its widest.

    See the description on the first video for information on the red imported fire ant and you'll see why I prefer not to have these ant hills in my yard.

    See more detailed pictures of the resulting display at http://www.anthillart.com/castings/057/

    Support Anthill Art by donating at https://www.patreon.com/anthillart
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Comments • 2 829

  • B.S. Proof
    B.S. Proof  1 weeks back

    Hi love ❤ how was your day today ? I worked hard in the fields today, cleared 1/2 the farmyard ...Is something burning on the stove?....Awwwaa...

    • CrazyCupcakeGirl2004
      CrazyCupcakeGirl2004  2 weeks back

      I love how you can see all the tunnels

      • T G
        T G  4 weeks back

        Are some ants actually visible in the casting, or do they just get vaporized from the Aluminium's heat?

        • T G
          T G  4 weeks back

          No one who complains about 'exterminating' these fire ants has ever been bitten by one. They are NASTY.

          • T G
            T G  4 weeks back

            Do you ever run out of Fire Ant colonies in your local area?

            • Victor PONCE
              Victor PONCE  1 months back

              Highly complex underground structure. Weird??? Thers no light underground. How do the ants know n see what ther doing? Weird 🤠🔨🏋🏘

              • Jacob Serrano
                Jacob Serrano  2 months back

                I care to dislike.

                • Ungali
                  Ungali  2 months back

                  Its art and it kills ants it's a win win vfc situation

                  • Christine C
                    Christine C  3 months back

                    He should start and ASMR Anthill Art
                    (AAA) 😂

                    • Bev Taylor
                      Bev Taylor  3 months back

                      We have some huge fire ant mounds...over 2 feet tall. I want to do this, but the hills are made of pine needles. Has anyone out there tried doing this in our conditions? I'm afraid that the thing would become one huge fireball. I'd love input!

                      • _*EthanTheDemonotizer*_
                        _*EthanTheDemonotizer*_  4 months back

                        Hi.

                      • Andrew2121
                        Andrew2121  4 months back

                        How long does it take the molten aluminum to harden?

                        • Joe Davis
                          Joe Davis  5 months back

                          Anthill art is trash at fort night hes boody hole at fornight ants are better than him st fortnight hit this wierd looking thing
                          👇

                          • B F
                            B F  5 months back

                            Knowing thousands of fire ants die screaming in molten aluminum is very satisfying.

                            • saintdeathangel
                              saintdeathangel  5 months back

                              Huge secret....that I'm about to reveal!!!


                              Take branches off of that casting!!

                              Weld it to an aluminum base.....and then dip it in marine acrylic....bright colors....

                              And sell that shit for fake coral reef to pet shops!!!

                              And voila....you got your money and then some back for keeping a supply up!!!

                              Supply and demand!!!

                              • Lone Galaxy
                                Lone Galaxy  6 months back

                                Spraying the cast must be really satisfying

                                • Axel Hill
                                  Axel Hill  6 months back

                                  And what is the PRICE of this 😱💀

                                  Nah, I don't care ...

                                  • Steve Williams
                                    Steve Williams  6 months back

                                    Hello Texas ! Your anthills seem a very attractive design. Would you like to export/sell some to me in the UK ?

                                    • Lilith st. Jayne
                                      Lilith st. Jayne  6 months back

                                      This is so cool. I hope to be able to make one for myself.

                                      • Ink Weaver
                                        Ink Weaver  6 months back

                                        love everything about this process

                                        • Exotic Ants
                                          Exotic Ants  7 months back

                                          Idc if he kills a whole fire ant colony cuz they are an invasive species in the USA and it's better to get rid of them. Even if I keep ants as pets, idc that he is doing that. Like there are tons of more ants in the world already.

                                          • Brian Roberts
                                            Brian Roberts  7 months back

                                            I wonder. If just before that rushing flow of molten metal blocks their way out and crashes over them like tsunami of molten death , they regret not putting in a back door?

                                            • JZIIVGG
                                              JZIIVGG  7 months back

                                              Kasihan semutnya

                                              • Scotty Brunton
                                                Scotty Brunton  7 months back

                                                Beautiful!!

                                                • stan lil meow meow
                                                  stan lil meow meow  8 months back

                                                  Queen Ant: Next time I'll think twice about where we build our colony..

                                                  • SURGICAL SNIPEŔ
                                                    SURGICAL SNIPEŔ  8 months back

                                                    This is literally 'Fire in the hole!'

                                                    • Manic Mechanic Man
                                                      Manic Mechanic Man  8 months back

                                                      This is so beautiful! I really wish I could do this!

                                                      • A normal person
                                                        A normal person  8 months back

                                                        What's with that small protruding tunnel that comes out weirdly?

                                                        • Mary The Marshmallow
                                                          Mary The Marshmallow  8 months back

                                                          We are forced to be still and play the same songs we know since that day.

                                                          • kota ramalingeswara rao
                                                            kota ramalingeswara rao  8 months back

                                                            it is really dangerous to kill even a single colony,the species get a loss . imagine your in your home and some giant cast molten aluminium while you were inside?

                                                            • makaveli thedon
                                                              makaveli thedon  8 months back

                                                              i ll cast the fuck out of your ass one day

                                                              • THE ATOMIC CLAP
                                                                THE ATOMIC CLAP  8 months back

                                                                I once had a alcohol related fire ant incident, i feel like you are avenging me!

                                                                • Angela Garcia
                                                                  Angela Garcia  8 months back

                                                                  This dude has not posted in one fucking year.

                                                                  • Ronald Dvorak
                                                                    Ronald Dvorak  9 months back

                                                                    Great looking artwork

                                                                    • Julia Maliha
                                                                      Julia Maliha  9 months back

                                                                      If you do this...where all ants want to live???

                                                                      • W R Butler
                                                                        W R Butler  9 months back

                                                                        The part I enjoy the most is watching the smoke rise from the mound immediately after the pour........knowing that I'm watching the vaporized carcass of thousands of milliliter sized devils meeting a sudden and painful death.

                                                                        • Inh Khammaniphanh
                                                                          Inh Khammaniphanh  9 months back

                                                                          He copy someone but I like the video

                                                                        • SmilingIpad
                                                                          SmilingIpad  9 months back

                                                                          That branch on the left of the colony is odd, I wonder what it is.

                                                                          • Jyotiraditya Tewari
                                                                            Jyotiraditya Tewari  9 months back

                                                                            You are hurting the ants and you are also hurting the grasses which are small green

                                                                            • werwolfgamingyt
                                                                              werwolfgamingyt  9 months back

                                                                              These are the red imported fire ants (RIFA) which are harmful to the environment and their nests are exterminated by the millions in the United States using poisons, gasoline and fire, boiling water, and very rarely molten aluminum.

                                                                              From Wikipedia: "Researchers have also been experimenting with extreme temperature change to exterminate RIFAs [red imported fire ants], such as injecting liquid nitrogen or pressurized steam into RIFA nests. Besides using hot steam, pouring boiling water into ant mounds has been found effective in exterminating their nests."

                                                                          • Guhan Chowdary
                                                                            Guhan Chowdary  9 months back

                                                                            Worthy

                                                                            • jonhalo9117 lopez
                                                                              jonhalo9117 lopez  10 months back

                                                                              Oh nice this master Anthill art piece to turn out to be a pirate ship

                                                                              • Sankhar Lama Tamang
                                                                                Sankhar Lama Tamang  10 months back

                                                                                Y do u make videos only at nght

                                                                                • Anthill Art
                                                                                  Anthill Art   10 months back

                                                                                  Sankhar Lama Tamang originally that was just when I had time to do it. I like the way night videos turn out though so I try to do it on most of the videos now.

                                                                              • Taterz
                                                                                Taterz  10 months back

                                                                                honestly not here for the casts, i just like seeing the flowing liquid metal. maybe i'm attracted to shiny things.

                                                                                • Steven Shiner
                                                                                  Steven Shiner  10 months back

                                                                                  Keep killing them, in fact, for every whiner on here complaining, cast another mound. Invasive species, highly aggressive, dangerous to man and beast...yup, kill them all.

                                                                                  • Alberticomakia11_Soc
                                                                                    Alberticomakia11_Soc  10 months back

                                                                                    👇

                                                                                    • david bond
                                                                                      david bond  10 months back

                                                                                      A bush with a gun

                                                                                      • TheFreaxTux
                                                                                        TheFreaxTux  10 months back

                                                                                        Awesome. though you make me feel like I'm an awful person XD

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                                                                                          Recommended for you  10 months back

                                                                                          God kill