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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Re: How good are Camponotus at chewing through plastics?

Post: # 26493Post LaLeeRhys
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:26 pm

I would be careful with softer plastics. I had a camponotus queen escape from a soft plastic container by chewing through it. I found her soon after but it still scared me. Go with glass or hard acrylics.

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Re: How good are Camponotus at chewing through plastics?

Post: # 26495Post Jadeninja9
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:32 pm

Can they chew through cotton?
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Re: How good are Camponotus at chewing through plastics?

Post: # 26938Post DrDramaticElk1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:15 pm

god yes, they pull at cotton and can get out that way, just add extra
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