AnthillArt.com - Ant Colony Castings
This is the official site of Anthill Art
, best known for the viral YouTube video
Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum (Cast #043)
and other popular ant colony
casting videos (watch them all here
). On this site, there's a page for each cast
with detailed pictures and other information. Most of the casts are of fire ant colonies, which are very complex with an amazing
number of interconnected tunnels and chambers. A few casts are from the colonies of other ant species, which so far have been less complex but
equally amazing, with each species seeming to have a totally unique colony structure. Be sure to check those out too.
The Science Channel
show Outrageous Acts of Science
had a segment on Anthill Art on the recent episode
"Born to Be Wild" (2015 Season 3 - Episode 4). The clips used on the show were taken from the video Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum (Cast #043)
. See the show schedule here
to find out when it airs again. Anthill Art
is #17 on the countdown from 20. Check out that episode and the show in general is great. The new episodes come on Saturdays at 9:00pm (US Eastern Time)/8:00 pm (Central). The show is known as "You Have Been Warned"
in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Thanks to everybody at the show!