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Awesome Youtube Video: Molding a Fire Ant Colony of Molten Aluminum [A Cast of Thousands]
YouTube ^ | 220 Nov 2013 | AntHill Art

Posted on 12/13/2013 6:16:20 AM PST by Red Badger



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Gardening; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: art; education; fireants; sculpture

1 posted on 12/13/2013 6:16:20 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

bttt


2 posted on 12/13/2013 6:18:22 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Red Badger

That’s pretty neat.


3 posted on 12/13/2013 6:19:46 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Red Badger

That is SO kewl !


4 posted on 12/13/2013 6:21:29 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Red Badger

Got rid of those no good devils, too. Terminex needs to hire more artists.


5 posted on 12/13/2013 6:21:45 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Red Badger
Light it up ...

Merry Christmas !

6 posted on 12/13/2013 6:22:01 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Red Badger

I loved seeing the smoke rise from the dead fire ants. If this works for killing off a mound, it might be worth it. After a few works of art, you can just recycle the aluminum.


7 posted on 12/13/2013 6:54:44 AM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: AZLiberty

Or sell it for thousands on eBay.....................


8 posted on 12/13/2013 6:56:35 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

I love the smell of fire ant in the morning, smells like victory.


9 posted on 12/13/2013 6:59:05 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Red Badger

We used to pour gasoline on them when I was a kid in Valdosta GA. No, we didn’t light it. The survivors would just build a new bed about five feet away.


10 posted on 12/13/2013 7:05:01 AM PST by real saxophonist (The revolution will not be televised. Everything else will.)
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To: Red Badger

I’m sure a stiff letter of protest will be coming from PETA shortly. As someone who has suffered from a fire ant attack, I for one, have no sympathy whatsoever! Pour baby pour and let the smoke rise!


11 posted on 12/13/2013 7:15:48 AM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Red Badger

Wrap a string of lights around that and you’re all set for Christmas!


12 posted on 12/13/2013 7:18:03 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: SES1066

We have fire ants here in northwest Florida, as well. I was working in my yard one day and did not notice I had disturbed a mound. Then all of a sudden they all bit at the same time on my legs, (I believe it’s some kind of chemical trigger mechanism that synchronizes the bite attack), I actually felt dizzy for a few minutes and had to sit down until it had passed.

Back in the early 90’s a ten year old girl died from a fire ant attack near here.........................


13 posted on 12/13/2013 7:31:04 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: real saxophonist; SES1066

We now have ‘Caribbean Crazy Ants’ here. They seem to drive out the fire ants. They bite, but not like fire ants, just regular ants, no blisters or pus bumps. They swarm all over my garden and patio like ‘crazy’. They just seem to run around in circles in no apparent pattern, just like a disturbed mound. I don’t mind them nearly as much, as they are pollinators...............


14 posted on 12/13/2013 7:35:36 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: SES1066

People Eating Tasty Animals will be apoplectic with rage over this. I predict gallons of blood will be shed just from the wringing of their chapped winter hands over the unjustifiable murder of so many precious, uh, ah, uh, (consults book) ANTS! That’s it! Those poor defenseless fire ants!


15 posted on 12/13/2013 8:09:18 AM PST by VideoPaul
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To: AZLiberty

At last the little b@stards are good for something. Art, if nothing else.


16 posted on 12/13/2013 8:18:50 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Red Badger

Thanks for posting!


17 posted on 12/13/2013 8:23:17 AM PST by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: Red Badger
In case anyone is feeling sorry for the ants, here is a photo of my 2 year old grand daughter's leg who wandered into a fire ant hill: (not sure I can do a picture on FR)
18 posted on 12/13/2013 8:48:15 AM PST by georgiegirl
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To: Red Badger

You can cast a ghost crab burrow similar to that by filling it up with insulating foam,letting it harden and dig it out of the sand.Amazing how these critters engineer the these habitats without blueprints.


19 posted on 12/13/2013 8:54:30 AM PST by Renegade
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To: Red Badger

Those buggers will migrate to your air conditioner circuits in cold days. They get so many in one place they short it out.


20 posted on 12/13/2013 8:56:21 AM PST by Renegade
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To: georgiegirl

In order to post a pic, it must reside on a server on the internet somewhere, Facebook or photobucket, not on your computer’s hard drive.

Here’s how to do it:

< IMG SRC=”xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”>

Right click on the pic.
Copy Image Location
Paste the location into where the xxx’s are.
Note: I inserted a ‘space’ after the first ‘<’ so that the computer would not read it as a command. Remove the space when you copy the command.


21 posted on 12/13/2013 9:09:42 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: real saxophonist

We loved stuffing M-80s and Cherry Bombs into those big enty holes. Flying jihadi ants everywhere............


22 posted on 12/13/2013 10:58:52 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: real saxophonist

Fire ants have runs going put 2 or 3’ from main mound. When they started showing up in south Alabama in the early
1950 s, we sprayed a circle about 5 or 6’ out from the mound and then stick the nozzle down into the mound.

alabama


23 posted on 12/13/2013 12:16:50 PM PST by TweetEBird007
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