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Largest Aluminum Fire Ant Colony Cast So Far (Cast #072)


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Published: 4 years ago
This is the largest fire ant colony cast to date, by mass and depth. It was on display at the International Design Biennial in Saint-Étienne, France from March 12, 2015 until April 12, 2015 as part of the Form Follows Information exhibit.

This is Cast #072, see pictures here: http://anthillart.com/castings/072/

Thanks to everybody at Cité du design​ and the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne​ for including the cast.

Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2015 web site: http://biennale-design.com/
Cité du Design web site: http://www.citedudesign.com

Support Anthill Art by donating at https://www.patreon.com/anthillart


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People that actually think killing ants for no reason is cool are the same people who would hit their grandma if they were paid enough to do so, please everybody, go hit your grandma already, assholes

14 hours ago

C est tellement beau au final , une œuvre d art .

1 day ago

That's a lovely outcome, really, it is BUT and this is a big but, why kill out the fire ants colony? I like to think that everything on earth has a purpose, that things don't just exist because they want to, we don't know their purpose but what if they're purpose are to benefit us, after all we all play a role on earth so think again when you say it's good the ants are getting wiped out, again, it's a lovely piece.

1 day ago

It looks like a Christmas tree

2 days ago

Good job

3 days ago

Reminds me of the classic silver Xmas tree.

3 days ago

안녕하세요 저는 실제로 한국어로 말하지 않지만 저는이 일을하고 싶었습니다. 만약 당신이이 말을 잘 이해한다면 당신은 잘 모릅니다.😁

3 days ago

🌊💦💧 kills 🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜

3 days ago

Do you always do it at night? Why?

5 days ago

Murder ASMR

5 days ago

Not only does this kill an invasive species, but it makes a cool decoration. Good job dude

1 week ago

christmas tree🎄

1 week ago

Ha you stupid fire ants you ruined my child hood now i ruin yours. HA HA HA

1 week ago

i want do buy it. i think it is beautful

1 week ago

So are these for sale?

1 week ago

Wait, anthills can get that tall???!

1 week ago

Merry Christmas!

1 week ago

Smh. Wasting 12 seconds on my time in the beginning. Starts pouring at 0:13. Wow I still cant believe they wasted that much time.

1 week ago

How many soda cans did you have to melt to provide the aluminum?

1 week ago

ART ?!?!..
You didn't do any art work (hahaha). The design came from the ants themselves.
The fuck did you do other than pour metal in hole.
Stop being lazy and get a hammer and mold some medal.
I'll still buy your "art work" at a local red neck dollar store, tho.

3 weeks ago

a little reminder to all the defenders of this talking about these ants as an invasive species to north america sSO ARE YOU YOURE NOT NATIVE AND WHEN YOUR ANCESTORS CAME HERE THEY KILLED OF THE NATIVE SPECIES SO YOU CAN FUCK OFF WITH THAT ARGUMENT ACTING LIKE YOU HAVE SOME RIGHT TO JUST POUR THIS SHIT INTO ANOTHER LIVING beings house because they might bite you or they are icky you are no more important than these ants give me a single valid reason why and what makes you so much more important ?

3 weeks ago

This is nothing to be proud of, wanker.

3 weeks ago

imagine just chilling with the bros and your whole house gets destroyed

3 weeks ago

So does the aluminum turn color to the same color as the ants burnt up in the test? lol

3 weeks ago

When u find out were that one ant that took ur crumb from ur food lived

3 weeks ago

Love it. Looks like a silver Christmas tree

4 weeks ago

انت مجرم

4 weeks ago

So there we were, and this ASSHOLE came along...

4 weeks ago

ant public enemy number 1! very cool though

1 month ago

I never seen this done before. So cool to see the casted tunnel system and wipe out a mound at same time. I have to deal with many mounds every year.

1 month ago

This comment was posted on March 12, 2019.

1 month ago

You have recieved a message from PETA...

1 month ago

2,200 dislikes came from Ant-Man, Ant-ony, and various ants related to the deceased in this video. :P

1 month ago

why I enjoy watching this shit?

1 month ago

Looks like a drill

1 month ago

Ants Canada won’t be happy about this at all😂😂

1 month ago

This is ant plagiarism basically. They work on it for years then you pour stuff in that kills them while stealing their work.

1 month ago

The ants deserve it

1 month ago

(he cited his sources at least)

1 month ago

How much,please Tell me price

1 month ago

Anthill Art : Look's good . Now I've seen a number of these done in the past , on line . I often wondered though , have you ever thought of trying to do it in another metal ? Like Copper , or even in gold , the poor mans "gold " : Brass . As I'm sure you know when it's kept highly polished , it's color comes very close to that of gold . But even in their tarnished state copper , and brass are very beautiful . Jack

1 month ago

The architect was damn good at his job 🤗

1 month ago

But he forgot to include emergency exits in case of fire...

1 month ago

a 2200 hormigas no les gustó este video

1 month ago

I bet his mommy toke away his play station .

1 month ago

In what dimension, of any reality is 'Toke' a word?

1 month ago

Точно ёлка

1 month ago

Rip any colony

1 month ago

You are doing art by destroying other house

1 month ago

Almost looks like a Christmas tree

1 month ago

Thats what you get for stinging me. Assholes.

1 month ago

Como van a fumigar seres vivos con aluminio caliente y destruyen hábitat de criaturas vivas sólo para una demostración humAAAAAAAAAAAAA@NA

2 months ago

DESLIKE!!!!

2 months ago