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by AspiringAntGod
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Ant Meetups, Events, and Clubs
Topic: When Mikey went to Ant Shows
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: When Mikey went to Ant Shows

I would like to know this as well.
by AspiringAntGod
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Question on invasive species
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Question on invasive species

Diatemacious earth. ( probably spelled wrong but if you copy and paste it into google it will come up correctly) It is this white powder, harmless to pets and anything bigger than an insect. People literally eat the stuff to kill parasites. It is like microscopic little knives that pierce the outer...
by AspiringAntGod
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Question on invasive species
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Question on invasive species

Went outside after my last post to catch more of their queens. I was surprised at how many were still there, as I was able to capture another seven queens, missed one, and there are likely several more. That makes the number of captured queens roughly 12. Tranfered all the new ones into their new ho...
by AspiringAntGod
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Question on invasive species
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Question on invasive species

I am gonna keep them for a bit. I saved two of the queens in test tubes before deciding earlier today to just put them in with the rest. I carefully set one tube in and watched as the workers reunited with one of their lost queens and escorted her and her eggs into the nest. When they were done in t...
by AspiringAntGod
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Question on invasive species
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Question on invasive species

Any chance you get, kill invasive species. They are detrimental to the ecosystem. That's debatable.... I'd say Argentine ants and RIFA most certainly are detrimental to the ecosystem. I'll gladly destroy their colonies with little remorse. I do feel a little bad just because it's not their fault th...
by AspiringAntGod
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Question on invasive species
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Question on invasive species

Oh believe me, I'm well aware of the laws. They will not be crossing state lines. I was gonna see how they do starting colonies on their own, but I suppose it's probably pointless anyway. These guys really have been a tremendous pest in my house, but they've been fun and interesting to watch in thei...
by AspiringAntGod
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Question on invasive species
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Question on invasive species

Is it generally acceptable to destroy/capture invasive ant colonies? I'm talking about a particularly bad one: Linepithema Humile. They've been a relentless invader to my home these past few years and I only recently found one of their nests just right outside my front door. They've been mostly erad...
by AspiringAntGod
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: ant barrier for small ants
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: ant barrier for small ants

I recently acquired some Argentine ants and use vegetable oil. Just apply a thin layer around the top inside, and they just slip down. Kinda funny watching them try to escape.