Tips for Red Imported Fire Ants(Solenopsis Invicta)

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CoolAiden49
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Tips for Red Imported Fire Ants(Solenopsis Invicta)

Post: # 54877Post CoolAiden49
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:47 pm

Hello, I am now the proud caretaker of a colony of Solenopsis Invicta, or Red Imported Fire Ants and I just want anyone who knows allot about this species or has a colony of Fire Ants(an of this specific species of Fire Ant if anyone is as bold as I am) for any tips for their care. Thanks.

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Re: Tips for Red Imported Fire Ants(Solenopsis Invicta)

Post: # 54895Post antnest8
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:36 am

I've never worked with fire ants (since I live in Michigan) but I know some people who do. First these ants are escape artist so Use the best barriers like plain talcum powder or flu-on. also these ants grow really fast so expect about 20 workers or more in a month or two.also make sure you tubing is checked every so often because these ants can sometimes chew through it. '

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Re: Tips for Red Imported Fire Ants(Solenopsis Invicta)

Post: # 54898Post MadVampy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:51 pm

CoolAiden49 wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:47 pm
Hello, I am now the proud caretaker of a colony of Solenopsis Invicta, or Red Imported Fire Ants and I just want anyone who knows allot about this species or has a colony of Fire Ants(an of this specific species of Fire Ant if anyone is as bold as I am) for any tips for their care. Thanks.
I have Solenopsis Invicta and thats the main species that I keep. What are you wanting to know?
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