21 Comments on Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum
I’d like to burn every fire ant to death like that.
Yeah, that tends to really annoy the ants.
Alcoa Can’t Wait!
Is there such a leftwing nut job group of insect lovers who call themselves PETI, People for the ethical treatment of insects?
Poison, in my ground, not on your life.
I use boiling water and a 2′ piece of 2″ PVC, for a funnel.
Place the pipe about 6″ into the mound, wait a couple of days so they incorporate it.
It provides instant gratification.
They don’t move, just pile up the carcasses, “Bring out your dead.”.
If you get the queen, it dies, if you didn’t, a return performance is called for.
I hate fire ants.
I make semi-gelatinous gasoline, pour it in, and ask the neighbor to light it.
–solves 2 problems.
I bet these are really popular around Christmas time. String some lights around it, who needs tinsel.
kinda looks like one of those Korean 4 cylinder engines.
I guess the smoke coming up during the pour was the ants leaving.
Now do that to all of them.
One of the best things about all the rain we’ve been having is it makes it easier to seek & destroy.
1st question: Why ?
2nd question: Does Lowes sell the liquid aluminum, or can I get that at the local 7/11 ?
You sure that’s not the swamp?
MJA, Thank you! That was very interesting and although I thought he was be an artist (think sand candles) I had NO idea the beauty he would produce. Just fantastic.
Highly entertaining video, MJA, thanks!
FYI: At approximately 31 cans to the pound, that’s roughly 23 cases (of beer, of course, or 555 cans) to get the raw materials for that 17.9 lb. casting.
I though it was a representation of Joe Biden’s brain case.
No invertebrates were harmed in the making of this sculpture
Ants are like bureaucracies. Take simple units running simple programs and assemble enough of them, and you get a much more complex emergent organism. It behaves solely in the interest of its collective survival and growth, and is virtually impossible to eradicate.