How good are Camponotus at chewing through plastics?

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How good are Camponotus at chewing through plastics?

Post: # 14595Post Serafine
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:04 am

I consider getting some high quality toolboxes as additional nesting space for my Camponotus at some future point, how hard do they need to be? Is regular hard plastics okay? Does it need to be acrylic? Is softer plastics bad?
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Re: How good are Camponotus at chewing through plastics?

Post: # 14635Post Serafine
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:08 pm

Anyone?
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Re: How good are Camponotus at chewing through plastics?

Post: # 14636Post Martin
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:32 pm

Hello Serafine,
Camponotus sp.can chew through cork, but deffinitely not plastics. ABS, PET and other tipycal plastics are fine. 8-)
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Re: How good are Camponotus at chewing through plastics?

Post: # 15928Post Firestar987654321
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:31 am

I would reccomend glass over plastic.
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Re: How good are Camponotus at chewing through plastics?

Post: # 15930Post Cale3459
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:46 am

Firestar any reason in particular for that? I've never had an issue with Campotonus and plastic and I've housed colonies off and on for years. Current setup is a hybrid nest and the only issue I'm having is them pulling at the cotton balls.
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