Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum (Cast #043)
what happens when you pour molten metal into an fire ants nest

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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. Support Anthill Art by donating at Patreon. Any donation amount, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated and will be used to improve the quality and content of the channel. https://www.patreon.com/anthillart 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/ See detailed pictures of the resulting cast on the Anthill Art website at http://www.anthillart.com/castings/043/

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Marc E : This must be how the citizens of Pompeii felt

Annika Peachy : The neighbors are probably like: wtf is he doing at 3am

Senthix : Just killed 5 million ants Its not much but its honest work

ObviouslyAme : Imagine sitting in your living room and a bunch of molten aluminum comes through your hallway

Schubert Jörg : Please make a cast from the subway in New York.

Squid Animations : Just cold dude, just cold Just kidding, it's hot

Conor Knapp : I think Disney went too far with this Bug's Life remake

bfg2600 : I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

sway : 0:30 you can see those ants running away

Legendary Andru : Judges: how did you make such unique art Him: poured molten metal in an anthill Judges: ........ What in the....

Patrick Rapp : Ant-Man has left the chat

Teen's Tea TV : imagine minding your business and getting burned by some liquid

it's me : You just hitlered them all at once

Deven Johnson : Why am I watching this it's 4 am and I got no sleep help

Aquarius : The results looks like a new type of coral has been discovered.

Attitudiction media : Ants have a great sense of building designs, it's beyond my imagination 🤯

Aperture Testers : So... for humans this would be an inverted volcano?

dat calculation tho : in the middle of nights, he roams around the town..with a bucket of molten aluminum, a shovel and a scrub...looking for anthills...

sarcasmisthelowest : In Australia we’ve spent $411 000 000 AUD in 10 years trying to eradicate introduced fire ants and still they are winning. This looks like the queens are toast and no off spring are spared. Good work!

marshmallowbudgie : 220 years from now we'll all be cursing you as then guy who introduced ants to molten aluminum

Jerry Vang : Some say, if you listen closely you can still hear the ants scream in terror. While their flesh peel off like BBQ Ribs during the fourth of July picnic.

zinTaxZA : this reminds me so much of Windows' 3D pipe screensaver

Roy Batty : Aren't you scared of accidentally creating a T1000 fire ant?

Synthetic Lemon : When you know the party's lit. 0:43

Check The Description Of My Channel : *AntsCanada, Ant-Man, and PETA wants to know your location*

Old-Style 86 : this is the kind of stuff I do when the wife kicks me out of the house

A Random weeb : Dont you just hate it when someone tries to cast your home with metal? Well Jimmy hasnt sent us a letter in a few days and we are wondering what happened to his colony

Mike Jordan : "No Animals were harmed in the making of this Video." 😂🤣

Baby Lyn Aquino : Now That's A lot Of Damage...

Boo the Mango. : you monster! Those ants were having a great day im calling god

Christy Mitchell : Wow!! That’s amazing. The fact that such small creatures can construct such incredible tunnels.

Executive _ : The 51K dislikes are the spirits of the dead ants that got killed by the molten aluminum

IxXSavageWolfXxI YT : CRUEL Would you like it if your house was filled with that stuff?

A M : This is totally evil and devilish, why would you do that?? 😔

Boogey Man : Guy:here is it safe aluminium home. Ants: we are still in home stop pouring molten... R.I.P

Pikachu Defender TheTeslaGuy : Wow not sure why, so satisfying to watch this video!

Josiah Edits : props to like the 4 ants that escaped

Epic Gamer : That's what I call "How to view inside of a Fire Ant Colony"

XxToxic_BloodxX OOF : Didn’t the description use to say “abandoned”?Or is it just me? And even when it said it was “abandoned” you could still see ants crawling out.

Dave Bogovich : With my luck my molten ant mound would be on a gas line main.

Akita Wolf hybrid studios : 5% of the comments “Why would you do that?” 10% “ummm weird but ok” Most of the comments “I need that in my house now!”

No Sleep : No ants were harmed during this video.

Arianna Pinto : OMG IM USING MY SCHOOL ACCOUNT TO TALKIN THIS CHAT OMG IT WORKS!!!

beign_Mello Dash : For a second just look at the architectury of the ants. Beter than ours designs

Chrome Snipezz : Anthill:*exists* Anthill arts:*im about to ruin this guys whole career*

Jamie : You might as well rename yourself *Techrax*

bannana. gaming : Wtf man my cousin lived in that hill

Zack Kyran : Maybe try a less sadistic way to create something. How would you like molten lava poured on your house while your inside?

Can We Hit 300 Subs With No Vids - ALMOST AT 300! : All 110K+ dislikes are from ants.