Cast #070 - Aluminum Fire Ant Colony Casting

Aluminum Fire Ant Colony Cast #070 - Front Picture.
Ant Type: Fire Ants (Solenopsis genus)

Cast Number: #070
Created: 9/26/2014
Cast Weight: 19.3 lb

Cast Material: Aluminum
Cast Dimensions: 12"x12.5"x12.5" (HxWxL)

Base: Stained Wood Oval
Base Dimensions: 0.75"x11"x14" (HxWxL)

Mount: No mounting, cast sits on base
Orientation: Upside Down
This is a larger aluminum fire ant colony cast. By weight, it's around 5 lbs. lighter than the heaviest I have done so far. The tunnel and chamber structure is very dense, so it is more compact and not as tall as others of a similar weight (Cast #033 for example). Some fire ant colony casts have many wide, flat chambers (like this cast) and some have few, if any of them which is the case for this cast (closeup of the structure of this cast).
Base Description
Basswood base, purchased pre-cut and stained with Danish oil, no clear coat which leaves a natural look
3 poplar support risers, 1-1/4" in diameter, secured with screws through the bottom of the base
Cast sits on base supports, and is not connected. Cast has small paint marks to help align the cast on the three supports
4 felt feet on the bottom to protect surface it sits on
Stainless steel information/identification plaque