Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum Is The Coolest Thing You’ll See All Day!

Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum Is The Coolest Thing You’ll See All Day!

Jamaica Bravo

Do you have an anthill in your yard that you just can’t seem to get rid of? Maybe you should take a play from Anthill Arts book and fill it with molten aluminum. Sound crazy? Just wait till you see what this artists creates!

The video starts with the pour. Molten aluminum is slowly poured into the top of the mound of the anthill. You can see the ants on the surface react to this intrusion. Smoke also rises from the surface, showing just how hot this metal is as it enters the ants’ home.

As the mound fills to the top, you can see the dirt react, it raises up a bit and then collapses causing large plumes of smoke to release from the entire surface.

The aluminum is allowed to too cool inside the mound. The introduction of the molten metal removes all of the ants, so there is no danger of bites during the excavation process. You can see a hand with a small shovel removing the dirt from around the metal, slowly releasing the new structure that has been completed inside the mound. A larger shovel is then used to dig around the sculpture from the ground.

Nothing seems amazing until the artists starts revealing what’s inside. The artist slowly picks the mound up and moves it to a different location, where the true shape of the piece comes out.

Using a water hose, he removes the rest of the dirt from the sculpture.

When it’s completed, the sculpture weighs 17.9 pounds and stands an amazing 18 inches tall. It is amazing to see such a beautiful piece of art come from an insect that causes so many people problems. If you have the ability to do so, this is an amazing way to remove an ant mound from your yard.

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