Homemade Portal

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Jadeninja9
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Homemade Portal

Post: # 23553Post Jadeninja9
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:55 pm

Would it be okay to connect my colony of five workers and queen, with a sizable amount of brood...
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to connect them to this portal I made so I could feed them easier?
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Re: Homemade Portal

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Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:47 pm

And how long should I let the vaseline dry for?
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Re: Homemade Portal

Post: # 23625Post Aquaexploder
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:15 pm

This will definitely be fine.
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Re: Homemade Portal

Post: # 23626Post SamuelMamuel
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:46 pm

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:47 pm
And how long should I let the vaseline dry for?
Vaseline? Why is that there and where did you put it? (I'm a complete beginner)
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Re: Homemade Portal

Post: # 23627Post Aquaexploder
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:53 pm

SamuelMamuel wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:46 pm
Jadeninja9 wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:47 pm
And how long should I let the vaseline dry for?
Vaseline? Why is that there and where did you put it? (I'm a complete beginner)
I'm guessing it is used to make a slippery surface so the ants can't climb up.
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Camponotus nearcticus (x1)

Prenolepis imparis (x3)

Myrmica (Unknown) (x1)

Tetramorium (x2)

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Re: Homemade Portal

Post: # 23629Post SamuelMamuel
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:53 pm

Aquaexploder wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:53 pm
SamuelMamuel wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:46 pm
Jadeninja9 wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:47 pm
And how long should I let the vaseline dry for?
Vaseline? Why is that there and where did you put it? (I'm a complete beginner)
I'm guessing it is used to make a slippery surface so the ants can't climb up.
I thought that was baby powder and alcohol
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Re: Homemade Portal

Post: # 23631Post Jadeninja9
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:11 pm

SamuelMamuel wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:53 pm
Aquaexploder wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:53 pm
SamuelMamuel wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:46 pm

Vaseline? Why is that there and where did you put it? (I'm a complete beginner)
I'm guessing it is used to make a slippery surface so the ants can't climb up.
I thought that was baby powder and alcohol
Vaseline, Fluon, and baby powder and rubbing alcohol mix are three different barriers. I think there's a chemical in the Vaseline that deters ants away, and the ants don't bother walking through it. It works for most species.
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