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Old 09-03-2011, 03:37 AM
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Worlds largest Ant hill

Amazing how much concrete it took to fill it in. Pretty cool too.
http://www.dump.com/2011/08/30/worlds-biggest-ant-hill-video/

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Old 09-03-2011, 03:54 AM
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What happened to the ants??
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:19 AM
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That's amazing.
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:19 AM
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Ant at the 2:18 mark-"Guys??? Guys??? Hello???"

That was very cool!
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:46 AM
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So thats how the Egyptians learned how to bury their dead.
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:50 AM
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I thought the worlds largest ant hill was Louisiana?
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:07 AM
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I thought the worlds largest ant hill was Louisiana?
Before or after Katrina?
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:23 AM
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Ant at the 2:18 mark-"Guys??? Guys??? Hello???"

That was very cool!
They found 1 ant !! It was probably planted to make it look authentic !!
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Our red ant hills get pretty extensive below the surface here. There's a local artist who pours molten aluminum down them and then digs them up and sells them for big dollars.
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Our red ant hills get pretty extensive below the surface here. There's a local artist who pours molten aluminum down them and then digs them up and sells them for big dollars.
That's sounds cool! Obviously not, but I would have thought the aluminum would cool and start to set before it reached the depths of the hill. I guess if it's hot enough to begin with.
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Our red ant hills get pretty extensive below the surface here. There's a local artist who pours molten aluminum down them and then digs them up and sells them for big dollars.
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That's sounds cool! Obviously not, but I would have thought the aluminum would cool and start to set before it reached the depths of the hill. I guess if it's hot enough to begin with.
Here's some video of Walter Tschinkel (FSU professor) making such a casting: http://youtu.be/WDgN76vYOgM.
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Here's some video of Walter Tschinkel (FSU professor) making such a casting: http://youtu.be/WDgN76vYOgM.
I find that fascinatinating! Thanks for posting, Eskimo.
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I saw more than enough ant hills in NOLA. Not that big, but always full of the meanest critters ya ever wanted to not deal with. And that was after Katrina.
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Great video. Thanks for the link!

(My guess however is that this is just one ant hill and that there are larger ones still out there)

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