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MrEyeba11
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ant barrier for small ants

Post: # 34077Post MrEyeba11
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:40 pm

Here in California, there are many small ants like tapinoma sessile that I am keeping and they seem to be able to get through/over baby powder and rubbing alcohol. I need a cheap alternative barrier that will keep small ants in but I can't get insect-a-slip because it costs too much for me. Any ideas?
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Jadeninja9
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Re: ant barrier for small ants

Post: # 34079Post Jadeninja9
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:26 pm

Maybe vaseline will work?
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MrEyeba11
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Re: ant barrier for small ants

Post: # 34082Post MrEyeba11
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:06 am

I haven't tried that yet. Thanks for the idea! :)
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idahoantgirl
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Re: ant barrier for small ants

Post: # 34084Post idahoantgirl
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:41 pm

I've found that my tetramorium could climb over baby powder and alchohol, but they cannot climb over straight baby powder, without rubbing alcohol.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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AspiringAntGod
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Re: ant barrier for small ants

Post: # 34371Post AspiringAntGod
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:39 pm

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.

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