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Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum
Liveleak.com ^ | 12/12/14 | uncredited

Posted on 12/12/2013 5:07:12 AM PST by Abathar

Very cool art, but I wonder where PETA stands on this?

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1 posted on 12/12/2013 5:07:12 AM PST by Abathar
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To: Abathar

Yeh, I’ve seen that done a few times now. Very cool. Could teach us a lot about structural integrity.


2 posted on 12/12/2013 5:09:10 AM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: Abathar

It looks like a Christmas tree! Very interesting.


3 posted on 12/12/2013 5:13:12 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Abathar

I turned up the volume and you can here the lil things screaming bloody murder the whole time !!

Cool.


4 posted on 12/12/2013 5:14:45 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: Abathar

Brilliant idea and a great use of fire ants and aluminum. I wonder how much the artwork will sell for?

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&_trksid=p2047675.l2565&rt=nc&item=251400985690


5 posted on 12/12/2013 5:16:20 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Abathar

Who would even think of doing something like that?


6 posted on 12/12/2013 5:27:35 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Democrats believe in a two-party system—the masters and the slaves.)
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To: Abathar

No ants were killed in this experiment, were there? /s


7 posted on 12/12/2013 5:29:23 AM PST by Ken522
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To: onyx; WKB; wardaddy; LibLieSlayer; Sybeck1; vetvetdoug; Red_Devil 232

Ping to a cool video.


8 posted on 12/12/2013 5:29:29 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Delta 21

Why waste the aluminum? Old southern solution;

Get regular (not instant) grits right out of the box. Sprinkle it around the mound. Do not sprinkle it on the mound. The workers come out and find all of this new wonderful food and take it down for the drones and queen.

So when they add the water in their systems, they just blow up, the mound is now dead.

BTW, this works for all types of ants.


9 posted on 12/12/2013 5:30:05 AM PST by mazda77
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To: 1010RD

Good grief, it’s $2550.

Hubby’s seriously thinking of an income source!


10 posted on 12/12/2013 5:31:18 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: BuffaloJack

My guess is someone who has been bit a few times by the little b*stards...


11 posted on 12/12/2013 5:31:54 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Those who have encountered fire ants wish that there would be many more of the casts made


12 posted on 12/12/2013 5:32:10 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: mazda77

There are way easier ways to kill fire ants. But none nearly as geeky cool. Or as profitable!

Dead fire ants == $2500 right now.


13 posted on 12/12/2013 5:34:33 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: from occupied ga

http://www.anthillart.com/


14 posted on 12/12/2013 5:38:47 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: mazda77

Got plenty of mounds, will give that a try.


15 posted on 12/12/2013 5:44:58 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: Ken522
Of course they were. Did you notice them pushing out of the mound during the pouring of the lead?

They bought it on themselves by being in a humanly populated area.
16 posted on 12/12/2013 5:47:14 AM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: Marcella; greeneyes

You ladies have got to watch this & see the finished product. And then the ebay posting. We may have found another source of income!


17 posted on 12/12/2013 5:50:42 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Abathar
The only good fire ant is a dead fire ant.
18 posted on 12/12/2013 5:51:00 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Abathar
giant ant hill excavated
19 posted on 12/12/2013 5:51:15 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Just... Wow.


20 posted on 12/12/2013 6:07:20 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Hope it was fire ants


21 posted on 12/12/2013 6:08:12 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Abathar

I find this piece of art curiously satisfying. The little bleeps get to die at 1200 degrees, screaming as the molten aluminum engulfs them and burns them to a crisp.

Not bad.


22 posted on 12/12/2013 6:09:11 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: Black Agnes
You make one, I'll buy it..

BTW..what are they selling for?

23 posted on 12/12/2013 6:13:54 AM PST by ken5050 (I still miss Howlin)
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To: from occupied ga

When they first started to hose it off, it looked like the Stanley Cup. Dude?


24 posted on 12/12/2013 6:15:12 AM PST by ken5050 (I still miss Howlin)
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To: Ken522

No. Because an eviction notice was posted at the entrance to the mound the day before.


25 posted on 12/12/2013 6:18:34 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Delta 21

yeah,
i have a neighbor who tells me she can hear the weeds crying out when i don a cool haz mat suit and go spray roundup.
i do my best to play it all up.


26 posted on 12/12/2013 6:23:18 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: JSteff
I watched it again to see the ants coming and indeed a few escaped. If you listen very carefully you can hear one of them say to another ant, “Did you get his plate number?”
27 posted on 12/12/2013 6:35:19 AM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: ken5050

Check the ebay link! Right now the bid is $2500+.

Just *boggle*. LOL.


28 posted on 12/12/2013 6:35:53 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

Sorry..my post was a tad confusing..I was trying to ask how much YOU were selling yours for? I do expect the Freeper discount a the very least


29 posted on 12/12/2013 6:42:45 AM PST by ken5050 (I still miss Howlin)
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To: ken5050

Ah.

LOL. Sorry. We haven’t made one yet. Hubby’s looking into it though, seriously. One of his buddies is into blacksmithing and stuff so it’s very doable.


30 posted on 12/12/2013 6:54:45 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

It would seem that opportunities abound to undercut the price..<P.
They’re actually very stunning visually..a 3 dimensional Jackson Pollack, if you will..


31 posted on 12/12/2013 6:59:12 AM PST by ken5050 (I still miss Howlin)
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To: ken5050

IIRC the bidding on the piece that’s on ebay right now started at several hundred dollars. I’m sure the ‘artist’ (let’s be fair, the ants were the real artists), is surprised that it’s >$2500 right now. What a great Christmas present for him if the bidder comes through.


32 posted on 12/12/2013 7:01:28 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Abathar

Precisely!


33 posted on 12/12/2013 7:08:03 AM PST by caprock
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To: Abathar

Precisely!


34 posted on 12/12/2013 7:08:06 AM PST by caprock
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To: mazda77

Why waste the aluminum? Old southern solution;

I have used this for years. The instant grits really work. I use it for fire ants. The fire ants have killed off other ants. The other ants used to provide food for our horny toad (horned lizard). As a result of those fire ants killing the other ants, our horny toad population has been decimated.

So...I only kill fire ants.


35 posted on 12/12/2013 7:16:48 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: Black Agnes

Thanks and Merry Christmas!


36 posted on 12/12/2013 9:39:58 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Merry Christmas to you too!


37 posted on 12/12/2013 9:42:34 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

FReepmail me. I’ll pay for the aluminum and we’ll split the profits.


38 posted on 12/12/2013 11:46:58 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Dudoight

Here in the southeast, the instant will swell up with just the high humidity. I’m sure in the desert that will not be a problem.


39 posted on 12/12/2013 4:53:56 PM PST by mazda77
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To: 1010RD

LOL. Now we just need to find a way to melt the Al.


40 posted on 12/12/2013 7:09:27 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: mazda77

I am in East Texas. We have humidity but not enough to ruin my ant hill grits! Sorry about that...it really does work.

Cheers!


41 posted on 12/13/2013 9:17:03 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: Dudoight

Glad to hear instant does as well. Just what true Southerner has instant grits in their home? :)

BTW, I am a Native Texan (El Paso, Ft. Bliss)


42 posted on 12/13/2013 1:22:51 PM PST by mazda77
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