Burning candles in the same room as ants

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Wolfsbane123
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Burning candles in the same room as ants

Post: # 59705Post Wolfsbane123
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:36 pm

So here’s an interesting question. I keep my ant farm in my room, but I like burning candles sometimes to freshen up the smell a bit. I then got to thinking about if the smell might be harmful to my ants. So my question is is it ok to burn a candle in the same place as my ants? If it helps, I usually use a cinnamon scented candle.

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BleedingRaindrops
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Re: Burning candles in the same room as ants

Post: # 59706Post BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:25 pm

I don't think scented candles will affect ants at all. the feral ones in my house seem to manage just fine.
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Nylanderia sp.
Camponotus sp.
Paratrechina Longicornis
Pheidole sp.

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