Pheidole Ant Problem

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Mickle09
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Pheidole Ant Problem

Post: # 31106Post Mickle09
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:47 pm

I recently got a Pheidole spp. colony that I found in a small log while it was Storming outside, I put it in a 5 Gal. container with Petroleum jelly barrier 2-inch. They first came out to explore and I offered them some honey and crushed cashews. The next day they were on top of the container (past the barrier) Crawling around everywhere so I tried Baby power mixed with Alcohol, Same thing happened (also tried just Baby power). I don't know what to use as a barrier they have crossed all the barriers I am available to. Anyone know what they cant pass? Also don't know what type of Pheidole they are, Workers are very small and hard to see while the majors are huge.

YSTheAnt
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Re: Pheidole Ant Problem

Post: # 31117Post YSTheAnt
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:52 pm

Try using fluon or maybe a thicker band of Vaseline

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