Cast metal sculptures of fire ant colonies that are made by pouring molten metal directly into an ant colony. The sculptures reveal the varying colony designs.  This is a very controversial art-form.  Something to consider, however, is that fire ants are a pest in the US, and their bite is very painful.  Having no known predators, they are slowly killing off native ant species.

Ant Colony Sculptures Made by Pouring Molten Metal into Ant Nests

Anthill Art Cast - Molten Aluminum Fire Ant Colony Cast from the First Video

Ant hill craft for kids.     Mix sand and glue together put on a plate let children shape mound into an ant hill. Use a straw to make the hole.  I could not find plastic ants so we used the bottom of pencil in paint after sand dried for a couple days....

Ant hill craft for kids. Mix sand and glue together put on a plate let children shape mound into an ant hill. Use a straw to make the hole. I could not find plastic ants so we used the bottom of pencil in paint after sand dried for a couple days.

Huge Red Ant Colony Aluminum Art Casting Sculpture Anthill Ant Hill 32x22x11 | eBay

Huge!!! red ant colony aluminum art casting sculpture anthill ant hill 32x22x11

Amazingly Complex Ant Hills Cast as Aluminum Sculptures - My Modern Metropolis

Amazingly Complex Ant Hills Cast as Aluminum Sculptures

How about this for art and controversy: a viral video (which already hit 18 million views) is spreading about an artist who pours molten hot aluminum down

Feel free to check out pictures by the guy in the yellow shirt on his INSTAGRAM @JohnJanecka

Feel free to check out pictures by the guy in the yellow shirt on his INSTAGRAM @JohnJanecka

Casting A Fire Ant Colony's Tunnels w/ Molten Aluminum

Casting A Fire Ant Colony's Tunnels w/ Molten Aluminum

Ant Mound Art Casting A Fire Ant Colony’s Tunnels w/ Molten Aluminum

Teaching Diligence with the Ant and the Grasshopper

Teaching Diligence with the Ant and the Grasshopper

I like the idea of teaching diligence but also like the idea of discussing the importance of what the grasshopper brings to the table (his music). I think the discussion on welfare I'll leave to others.

Ant Hill Art Walter tschinkel ant colony 6

fire ant nest casts ❤ it ~ developed by Dr. Tschinkel Ant nests are pretty complicated, but they also have species specific patterns that are recognizable.

Hometalk :: Ant Hill Art

Ant Hill Art

Molten metal anthill art — Destroying pests and creating amazing sculptures all at once [video & pics]

What is an aluminum Anthill Art sculpture? An intricate (and exact) replica of the interior of an ant hill. Creepy? Morose? Perhaps. Art? You Decide. Watch one being made here: | 6 Anthill Art Sculptures That Will Blow Your Mind

What is an aluminum Anthill Art sculpture? An intricate (and exact) replica of the interior of an ant hill. Creepy? Morose? Perhaps. Art? You Decide. Watch one being made here:

Funny pictures about Casting a fire ant colony with molten aluminum. Oh, and cool pics about Casting a fire ant colony with molten aluminum. Also, Casting a fire ant colony with molten aluminum.

Ant Activities

A is for Ants craft- maybe use a large piece of paper and draw an ant hill then have the kids do the fingerprint ants

Great educational piece shows inside an ant colony. Extra Large Aluminum Fire Ant Colony Casting Anthill Ant Hill Fire Ant Art | eBay

EXTRA LARGE Aluminum Fire Ant Colony Casting, Anthill, Ant Hill, Fire Ant Art

Extra Large Aluminum Fire Ant Colony Casting Anthill Ant Hill Fire Ant Art - Absolute in its cruelty and beauty.

Recycle an old cd case to make an ant colony in this creative kids craft!

Recycle an old cd case to make an ant colony in this creative kids craft! this is a neat idea, wonder if I could make an easier and more cost effective version of this - brown plasticine/clay, black beads - put it inside of ?

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