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

author Anthill Art   5 год. назад

571,750 Like   109,571 Dislike

52 kg (114 lb) Aluminium Casting of a Giant Brown Bull Ant Nest - Myrmecia brevinoda - 2015/03/07

Aluminium Casting of a Giant Brown Bull Ant Nest (Myrmecia brevinoda). This is one of the biggest nests that we have ever cast. I will leave it up to you to speculate on the weight until we can get it to some accurate scales to weigh it. Myrmecia brevinoda is one of the largest ants in Australia, with workers able to be more that 30 mm in length and the queen over 40 mm. The nest has a main tunnel near the surface from which the rest of the nest branches off. There are at least 5 separate arms in this nest which only connect near the surface. There are also a number of features in the nest which show the uses of different chambers. Cast Dimensions: Weight: 52.0 kg (114 lbs) Height: 925 mm (36.4") Length: 900 mm (35.4") Width: 650 mm (25.6") Music: "Cold Funk" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Amazing Glass Blowing Art || Compilation || 2017

-- Amazing Glass Blowing || Compilation || 2017 -- Don't forget like, comment & subscribe! THANK YOU SO MUCH! -- Don't forget to Subscribe my channel * I do not own this video or any footage of this video. If you're the owner of it and want it removed simply message this channel and we will remove it, no problems needed * -- Copyright issues? Message me!

Can You Survive Quicksand? | I Didn't Know That

Is it possible to survive being stuck in quicksand? Jonny Phillips risks life and limb to experience firsthand what it is like to slowly sink into quicksand—just a few feet away from an incoming tide. ➡ Subscribe: About I Didn't Know That: Two industrial scientists, Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips, explain the science behind everyday life... from microwave ovens to beating a lie detector. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Can You Survive Quicksand? | I Didn't Know That National Geographic

Quilted Chest of Drawers. Table Top made of Foil, Pebbles and Epoxy. Комод с Фольгой и Эпоксидкой.

How to make 3D quilted chest of stones, foil, old Cabinet and epoxy with your hands. Как сделать 3D стеганный комод из камней, фольги, старого шкафа и эпоксидной смолы своими руками. #diy #woodworking #design #art #positivecoupleshow #positivecoupleyoutube Magnet Driver from Micaton! when buying a tool on the sites: 1) MICATON STORE: 15% Discount valid till 31/06/2018 code for discounts POSITIVE15 2) AMAZON: 10% Discount valid until 31/06/2018 - Магнитные винт-держатели! при покупки инструмента на сайтах: 1) MICATON STORE: Скидка 15% действует до 31/06/2018 - код для скидки POSITIVE15 2) AMAZON: Скидка 10% действует до 31/06/2018 - See the prices and order epoxy resin here: Ознакомиться с ценами и заказать эпоксидную смолу здесь: и View catalog and order furniture here: Посмотреть каталог и заказать мебель здесь: Thank you for watching! Спасибо за просмотр! Please subscribe: Website: Instagram Facebook ВКонтакте

The Most Satisfying Video In The World

Have you ever seen something that makes your skin tingle and for some unknown reason provides you with a sense of unbridled peace and happiness? Gears working in perfect synchronization, a cake frosted with absolute precision, marbles rolling so smoothly it hurts. Something that is just...satisfying? Well here's five solid minutes of that feeling. Music credit: Macintosh Plus - リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー Clips in order of appearance: Glass spiral: Can crusher: Figure 8 train: Knife cutting tomato: Eiffel Tower: Power washer: Marbles: Battery sorter: Camouflage printer: Gear: Taping wires: Sea creature: Taffy stretching machine: Carrot harvester: Burning cottonwood seeds: Stepping on ice: Egg separator: Drill bit: Metal snowflake: Laser rust removal: Cotton bale truck: Chair and ball: Cake icer: Tree shredder: Molten aluminum in aquarium: Cutting corners off paper: Perfect icing: Red-hot drill: Crazy watch: Baseball crush: Biking video via Anthill films:

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.

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.

See detailed pictures of the resulting cast on the Anthill Art website at

Comments for video: