Cast #001 - Aluminum Fire Ant Colony Casting
Ant Type: Fire Ants (Solenopsis genus)
Cast Number: #001
Cast Weight: 3.1 lb
Cast Material: Aluminum
Cast Dimensions: 9"x7.5"x9" (HxWxL)
Base: Stained Wood Oval
Base Dimensions: 0.75"x6.5"x8.5" (HxWxL)
Mount: Bolt through base and cast
Orientation: Upside Down
This was the very first attempt at casting a fire ant colony with molten aluminum. I had no idea how much aluminum I would use, and ended up not using nearly enough and the colony was not completely cast. Most of the cast is the below ground portion of the colony. I mounted it and gave it to a friend who painted it silver, which is why it is so much shinier than the others. It came out of the ground very dull.
This is one of only a few bases that is painted black.