Cast #023 - Aluminum Field Ant Colony Casting

Aluminum Field Ant Colony Cast #023 - Front Picture.
Ant Type: Field Ants (Formica pallidefulva)

Cast Number: #023
Created: 5/24/2013
Cast Weight: 3.9 lb

Cast Material: Aluminum
Cast Dimensions: 15"x4"x6.5" (HxWxL)

Base: Round, 8" diameter, 0.75" thick
Base Wood: Walnut

Mount: Bolt through base and cast
Orientation: Upside Down
Description
I thought this was actually a carpenter ant colony because the colony and ants looked like carpenter ants to my untrained eye (at the time). I was surprised that it didn't look similar to the other carpenter ant colonies that I've done. Only after identifying and casting a few field ant colonies did I realize that this was one too.

Before this cast was mounted, it was part of the Double je exhibit at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France during 2016.
Base Description
I bought the walnut base precut and finished and I customized for mounting this cast.