Anthill Artist Wows Internet

Anthill Artist Wows Internet
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Anthill Art creates most of its pieces using deserted hills. Yes, even ant colonies decide to go from starter home to luxury home sometimes. In the case of the 2003 YouTube video that went viral, he used a live colony of dangerous ants, red imported fire ants (RIFA), which harm the environment and cause painful bites to humans.  According to Wikipedia, exterminators eradicate RIFA nests “by the millions” in the United States using boiling water, gasoline fed fires, molten aluminum and poisons. That didn’t dissuade animal activists from attacking the artist in his comment section. Between art lovers’ awe and animal lovers’ angst, the video, “Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum (Cast #043),” went super viral with more than 94 million views.

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