Is propolis powder good for an ant barrier?

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Stefansoare8
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Is propolis powder good for an ant barrier?

Post: # 56408Post Stefansoare8
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:02 am

I have recently moved my ants from a test tube setup and I need to put an ant barrier. I have some propolis powder that contains Talcum, magnesium carbonate, zinc oxide, propolis extract and paraffinum liquidum. Is it harmful to them? Should I mix it with some rubbing alcohol?

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Re: Is propolis powder good for an ant barrier?

Post: # 56744Post DontSquishTheAnt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:29 am

Propolis powder is probably not bad for your ants, though it may not work well as a barrier. Is the powder sticky? I know that normal propolis is sticky, so if this is you shouldn't use it. Should you mix it with rubbing alcohol? Probably not. Just apply it with a dry cottonball, and you should be fine.
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