best deterent?

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raxsoller
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best deterent?

Post: # 1216Post raxsoller
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:27 pm

what is the outworld barrier that keeps the ants in? Talc + alchohol is effective in starting colony but as the colony grow, they can pass through it in no time.now im using petroleum jelly, hope this works. Any suggestion?
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Re: best deterent?

Post: # 1217Post WillWithAnts
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:20 pm

Insect-a-slip is the best
It's a little expensive, but it's the best and a bottle lasts a long time.
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Re: best deterent?

Post: # 1234Post Rovvov99
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:23 am

I agree, Fluon/PTFE is really the best deterent.

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raxsoller
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Re: best deterent?

Post: # 1600Post raxsoller
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:12 am

thnx. But is there anything that can be substitute for fluon? It so hard to find. Where I can buy here in manila?
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Rovvov99

Re: best deterent?

Post: # 1601Post Rovvov99
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:26 am

Some people use olive oil, but I've never tried it.

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Re: best deterent?

Post: # 1797Post Ants4fun
Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:57 pm

rubbing olive works great for some sp. but IDK about tropical sp...

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Re: best deterent?

Post: # 31083Post IowaNate
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:21 am

I use extra virgin olive oil to prevent escapes, and it works for my Camponotus, Tetramorium, Formica, and Tapinoma colonies. I put a few drops of extra virgin olive oil on a cotton ball and apply a 1-2" band around the top of my outworlds (on vertical wall surfaces). I reapply a new band of olive oil every 3-6 weeks to keep it fresh and slick...in my 2-1/2 years of ant keeping I've never had any ants escape using this method.

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Re: best deterent?

Post: # 31124Post idahoantgirl
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:17 pm

I was using the rubbing alcohol +baby powder method for about a year, but my tetramorium would cross it if they felt hungry. I recently figured out that it is a lot harder for them to cross it if you dont use the rubbing alcohol. I just sprinkle some baby powder indo a bowl, and dip a cotton ball into it. then i dab the baby powder all over the rim. As far as I know, no escapees!
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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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