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Is Styrofoam safe for ants?

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:57 pm
by AntTaco
Just asking because I know that carpenter ants can eat/dig through styrofoam but is it safe for other ants as a set up material?

Re: Is Styrofoam safe for ants?

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:09 pm
by antnest8
i would not do it for the actual walls because large species can chew through while small species might find a way out. as for just the safety of ants i have no idea

Re: Is Styrofoam safe for ants?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:05 pm
by AntTaco
Ok, thanks antnest8! How is your ant colonies (mainly the restarting one) doing?

Re: Is Styrofoam safe for ants?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:51 am
by antnest8
well my camponotus queen just had pupae but then she killed them because my dog destroyed the box they were in and made her really nervous but she is accepting honey and has 3 eggs and 4 small larvae

my crematogaster queen is just chillin' with eggs that seem to never develop

Oh and i searched up that carpenter ants live in Styrofoam in homes. over all i'm not worried that Styrofoam has bad chemicals in it i'm worried small ants will get lost in it or put garbage and brood in it

Re: Is Styrofoam safe for ants?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:58 pm
by AntTaco
Ah, ok. Sorry about the brood and your queen.