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

  • 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

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Comments • 2 831

  • Dog Lover
    Dog Lover  2 days back

    Wow...its amazing what God can do!😊

    • PexDiePie
      PexDiePie  1 weeks back

      • May I have some Tae
        May I have some Tae  2 weeks back

        this guy: *poors metal*

        the ants: 🐜💀

        • Lapiscake12
          Lapiscake12  2 weeks back

          15% of the comments: anything regarding the video
          25% of the comments: jokes and memes
          60% of the comments:Oh MaE gOd TiS iS aNiMaL cRuElTY

          • SJRNoodles
            SJRNoodles  2 weeks back

            Ants: *Oh no! It is dangerous shiny water! We mush flee the ant hill!*

            • GODSWILL CHILAKA
              GODSWILL CHILAKA  2 weeks back

              This is wrong, the ants play a role in the eco system too

              • CharbzHarbz
                CharbzHarbz  2 weeks back

                They really don’t. Do your research before commenting.

            • CharbzHarbz
              CharbzHarbz  2 weeks back

              everyone in the comments acting like this man just committed first degree murder is hilarious.

              • Wurstsemmler
                Wurstsemmler  2 weeks back

                Does this also work with rabbit holes?

                • Wulver
                  Wulver  2 weeks back

                  Its molten aluminum, so yeah it will get it

              • Kavou
                Kavou  2 weeks back

                Humanity - Ants / 1-0

                • Mike Oxlong
                  Mike Oxlong  2 weeks back

                  Life imitates art, then gets vaporized by molten metal becoming art.

                  • Trinston Michaels
                    Trinston Michaels  2 weeks back

                    trinston was here

                    • Yohannes Kassa
                      Yohannes Kassa  3 weeks back

                      Bloody Art !!!!!

                      • Ruowang Jian
                        Ruowang Jian  3 weeks back

                        I am surprised that no ants came out

                        • CharbzHarbz
                          CharbzHarbz  2 weeks back

                          they die the second the molten aluminum hits them. there’s a low chance that a few ants can escape, and that’s only if they’re lucky.

                      • Xuaeb Izec
                        Xuaeb Izec  1 months back

                        for those people saying that he is killing all the ants... the hills are abandoned.

                        • Mr. Smith
                          Mr. Smith  2 months back

                          I hope this was AL lost ant...

                          • Anna Tale
                            Anna Tale  3 months back

                            The Worst Version Of “ Bugs Life”

                            • B.S. Proof
                              B.S. Proof  3 months 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  3 months back

                                I love how you can see all the tunnels

                                • T T
                                  T T  4 months back

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

                                  • T T
                                    T T  4 months back

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

                                    • T T
                                      T T  4 months back

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

                                      • Victor PONCE
                                        Victor PONCE  4 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  5 months back

                                          I care to dislike.

                                          • Ungali
                                            Ungali  5 months back

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

                                            • Christine C
                                              Christine C  6 months back

                                              He should start and ASMR Anthill Art
                                              (AAA) 😂

                                              • Bev Taylor
                                                Bev Taylor  6 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!

                                                • EthanTheMadman
                                                  EthanTheMadman  7 months back


                                                • Andrew2121
                                                  Andrew2121  7 months back

                                                  How long does it take the molten aluminum to harden?

                                                  • Joe Davis
                                                    Joe Davis  8 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  8 months back

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

                                                      • saintdeathangel
                                                        saintdeathangel  8 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 got your money and then some back for keeping a supply up!!!

                                                        Supply and demand!!!

                                                        • Lone Galaxy
                                                          Lone Galaxy  9 months back

                                                          Spraying the cast must be really satisfying

                                                          • Axel Hill
                                                            Axel Hill  9 months back

                                                            And what is the PRICE of this 😱💀

                                                            Nah, I don't care ...

                                                            • Steve Williams
                                                              Steve Williams  9 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  9 months back

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

                                                                • Ink Weaver
                                                                  Ink Weaver  9 months back

                                                                  love everything about this process

                                                                  • Exotic Ants
                                                                    Exotic Ants  10 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  10 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  10 months back

                                                                        Kasihan semutnya

                                                                        • Scotty Brunton
                                                                          Scotty Brunton  10 months back


                                                                          • SURGICAL SNIPEŔ
                                                                            SURGICAL SNIPEŔ  11 months back

                                                                            This is literally 'Fire in the hole!'

                                                                            • Manic Mechanic Man
                                                                              Manic Mechanic Man  11 months back

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

                                                                              • A normal person
                                                                                A normal person  11 months back

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

                                                                                • Mary The Marshmallow
                                                                                  Mary The Marshmallow  11 months back

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

                                                                                  • kota ramalingeswara rao
                                                                                    kota ramalingeswara rao  11 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  11 months back

                                                                                      i ll cast the fuck out of your ass one day

                                                                                      • THE ATOMIC CLAP
                                                                                        THE ATOMIC CLAP  11 months back

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

                                                                                        • Angela Garcia
                                                                                          Angela Garcia  11 months back

                                                                                          This dude has not posted in one fucking year.