Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum (Cast #043)

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An incredible metal structure is made by pouring molten aluminum into a fire ant colony. The resulting cast is huge, weighing 17.9 lbs. and reaching a depth of 18 inches.

See detailed pictures of the resulting cast on the Anthill Art website at http://www.anthillart.com/castings/043/

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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."

I did a casual survey and found that I have at least 120 of these colonies within an area of approximately three acres. http://www.anthillart.com/info/fire-ant-survey/

Peters Realm
95 million views?
NixMaster 3000
why kill your pests when you can make a cast of them
Nayeshka Zayas
now I feel really bad for the ants
The Ranger
Animal abuse 😔
Lele
well... now you have a weird looking piece of art. And angry ants waiting to get you at night.








congratulations....You played yourself
Bluestar the fox
OMG THOSE POOR ANTS!!!!! *Dislikes video*
Reilly Jensen
Thats some impressive ant killing there
Madalynne Brewer
THAT WAS SO RUDE! THEY LOST THEIR QUEEN I BET! 😯
minh hoang tho
ant-man biggest enemy
Barnie Woodward
this is sooooooo crool
TheCute Petshops
This is.... maybe satisfying whatim saw!


from finland girl
Matas Gaming
If police see thos video i think you go to jail
Skellyman Hands
Flick plz
anita coolz
This is pure massacre
CD Player
this is ant genocide...
Hautai Te Ao Marama Greensill
This is horrific, poor ants...
Chandan Amgoth
95m????😵😵😵
Rinku Seiker
Then that one ant who just watched all his loved ones die lmao 😂
T6ft5 Pisces
lmfao that's awesome
Mister Jerboa
That was pretty cool tbh
Mt funnybones
So that what it look like, also I think the ants was somewhere.
Manuel Trenado Chavez
how long did it take you to dig that out
Sharkella 99
I don't think any ant got outta there alive ._. There has to be A lot of dead fire ants in that " pretty" decoration
Space Servos Knowledge
woah amazing!
Matt Man
I hate ants but this is very rude, let me pour hot metal in your house and see how you like it
DuDuH NeToz
fantástica
COMICS_WRESTLING
Why is this so satisfying to watch
Taylor E
am i the only one who finds its appearance highly disturbing? i dont know what it is, but it freaks me out.
Tangling Xurkitree
congrats. you murdered millions
AnimalFriends World
Meh
Dominik Wolf
Knowing PETA they probably tried to take this down for cruelty
Edna Lange
This dude probably has an ant farm, hopefully 😅
william flink
POPCORN WAIT NO ANTS ?
carmel nkanga
if my friend from elementary school was here she would cry she loved bug's
rafOG
This is disgusting man wtf ( ͡ಠ ʖ̯ ͡ಠ)
Pastel DancingGirl
1:42 its a earth tooth!
Cloudy Tuber
Great now you made a volcano!
Otaku4Life_64
This could be an ASMR XD
Otaku4Life_64
This could be an ASMR XD
Otaku4Life_64
So sad, yet so intertaining.
David Ledger
Killing innocent creatures that can't defend themselves for your own personal glory. Nice. Do you also pull the wings off flies and torture pillbugs in your spare time?
Starz_ Galaxyz
And that's how coral was made
Ephesians 2:8-9
A bunch of vegans forgot to read the description.
Gembong Baskoro
Ant cannot speak but viewer would be condemn you are...
Mason Armstrong
Ant Pompeii
luis caballero
ants lives matter
Sokrates Apologia
disgusting and awful
Ultimate GamerYT
why did you do that they didn't do anything to you u could have used an abandoned ant hill
Crazed Clark
Children in Africa could've drank that Aluminium. Smh.
Seek N Explode
Made 2 years ago and my first time seeing this lol
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