Is Styrofoam safe for ants?

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AntTaco
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Is Styrofoam safe for ants?

Post: # 35133Post AntTaco
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:57 pm

Just asking because I know that carpenter ants can eat/dig through styrofoam but is it safe for other ants as a set up material?

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Re: Is Styrofoam safe for ants?

Post: # 35135Post antnest8
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:09 pm

i would not do it for the actual walls because large species can chew through while small species might find a way out. as for just the safety of ants i have no idea
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AntTaco
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Re: Is Styrofoam safe for ants?

Post: # 35159Post AntTaco
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:05 pm

Ok, thanks antnest8! How is your ant colonies (mainly the restarting one) doing?

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Re: Is Styrofoam safe for ants?

Post: # 35171Post antnest8
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:51 am

well my camponotus queen just had pupae but then she killed them because my dog destroyed the box they were in and made her really nervous but she is accepting honey and has 3 eggs and 4 small larvae

my crematogaster queen is just chillin' with eggs that seem to never develop

Oh and i searched up that carpenter ants live in Styrofoam in homes. over all i'm not worried that Styrofoam has bad chemicals in it i'm worried small ants will get lost in it or put garbage and brood in it
keeper of
1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

AntTaco
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Re: Is Styrofoam safe for ants?

Post: # 35590Post AntTaco
Wed May 02, 2018 7:58 pm

Ah, ok. Sorry about the brood and your queen.

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