Cast #109 - Aluminum Fire Ant Colony Casting

Aluminum Fire Ant Colony Cast #109 - Front Picture.
Ant Type: Fire Ants (Solenopsis genus)

Cast Number: #109
Created: 10/2/2021
Cast Weight: 2.75 lb

Cast Material: Aluminum
Cast Dimensions: 7.5"x7"x8" (HxWxL)

Base: Round, 6" diameter, 0.75" thick
Base Wood: Walnut

Mount: Bolt through base and cast
Orientation: Upside Down
This is a partial cast of a larger fire ant colony. The aluminum stopped flowing through the colony during casting. I believe the reason for the failure was that the soil was too dry causing dirt to crumble away and clog the tunnels. Enough of the colony was captured to make an interesting cast though. The cast was powder coated with a "cast iron" color.