Baby Powder Rubbing Alcohol Ratio?

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Baby Powder Rubbing Alcohol Ratio?

Post: # 19580Post Dcamelli96
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:20 pm

I have been watching the AntsCanada videos for awhile now and am wondering what is the ratio of baby powder and rubbing alcohol used in the barrier to keep ants in their out-worlds? Thanks for your help.

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Re: Baby Powder Rubbing Alcohol Ratio?

Post: # 19591Post Batspiderfish
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:53 pm

I've never been too exact about it. The alcohol is only there to paint the talcum onto the edges of the outworld. How much or how little only modifies how runny the slather is -- you don't want so much that the talcum runs down to the floor, but you don't want so little that the talcum becomes a thick paste (too much, and talcum is going to crumble off whenever you bump or move the setup).
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Re: Baby Powder Rubbing Alcohol Ratio?

Post: # 19594Post xTNxANTMANx
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:58 pm

Just basically experiment with it. My first time I mixed it with not enough alcohol and like was said above, it crumbled off. In the end I purchased Fluon which is well worth the price. I paid $35 for it on Amazon and although they are small bottles, it will last at least a year for me if not longer. I recommend it very much myself.
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Re: Baby Powder Rubbing Alcohol Ratio?

Post: # 19602Post Batspiderfish
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:26 pm

I realize my first post was a little confusing; too much isopopanol and the slurry will be too runny. Too little isopropanol and you'll get a thick paste that will crumble off.
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Re: Baby Powder Rubbing Alcohol Ratio?

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Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:01 pm

Also to that, I was wondering what was the ratio of fluon you used and also did you add rubbing alcohol to the ratio?

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Post: # 41961Post idahoantgirl
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:49 pm

the barrier works sooo much better if you omit the alcohol and dab it on dry with a cotton ball.
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Re: Baby Powder Rubbing Alcohol Ratio?

Post: # 41963Post colo3000
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:51 pm

Ventrac wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Also to that, I was wondering what was the ratio of fluon you used and also did you add rubbing alcohol to the ratio?
Fluon is its own compound, you don’t combine it with anything.
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Re: Baby Powder Rubbing Alcohol Ratio?

Post: # 41990Post idahoantgirl
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:25 am

colo3000 wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:51 pm
Ventrac wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Also to that, I was wondering what was the ratio of fluon you used and also did you add rubbing alcohol to the ratio?
Fluon is its own compound, you don’t combine it with anything.
no, you dilute it in water
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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Re: Baby Powder Rubbing Alcohol Ratio?

Post: # 42008Post colo3000
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:56 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:25 am
colo3000 wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:51 pm
Ventrac wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Also to that, I was wondering what was the ratio of fluon you used and also did you add rubbing alcohol to the ratio?
Fluon is its own compound, you don’t combine it with anything.
no, you dilute it in water
I have never diluted my Fluon with water, nor have I ever seen that as an instruction for Fluon.
-Colo3000

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Re: Baby Powder Rubbing Alcohol Ratio?

Post: # 42037Post Idahoantguy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:20 pm

Just so everyone knows, he recently said it’s a 1 to 1 ratio in a recent video
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