Ants eating on the wall?

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Zeekmerepaz
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Ants eating on the wall?

Post: # 56903Post Zeekmerepaz
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:53 am

hii. i took some pics. they are fire ants. why are they eating on the wall and made it look root?
i dont have a better camera. i only had iPad mini 3 and samsung phone. thank u.

https://imgur.com/a/TilQXkf

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Re: Ants eating on the wall?

Post: # 56953Post Hunter36o
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:34 pm

That is fascinating to say the least. I would love to know what paint is on that wall. Also did you fall near this wall with juice in your hand? I really cannot see any real reason as to why they are doing that. Is there paint dust at the base of the wall or are they literally eating the wall?
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Re: Ants eating on the wall?

Post: # 62553Post antnest8
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:52 pm

some ants eat walls so they can make a nest, for example carpenter ants "eat" or gnaw at there wooden walls to make a nest, fire ants have also been known to chew on vinyl tubing, maybe that's why,

I know this is an old topic but maybe if anyone else is confused this could help.

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