Camponotus penny baby powder

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Darkhero0987
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Camponotus penny baby powder

Post: # 63561Post Darkhero0987
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:16 am

So I don't know why but I am having trouble it seems my camponotus pennsylvanicus are walking over my baby powder barrier need some help understanding why
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Re: Camponotus penny baby powder

Post: # 63583Post Hawkeye
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:19 pm

Darkhero0987 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:16 am
So I don't know why but I am having trouble it seems my camponotus pennsylvanicus are walking over my baby powder barrier need some help understanding why
Have you used baby powder or talcum powder? Some baby powders have corn starch in them as a filler. When that dries up it actually becomes a surface they can easily traverse. You might want to try olive oil instead?

Also, there's a bunch of members of the Camponotus Crew (see signature) which have the exact same species as you do, so join our thread and exchange ideas and experiences?

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Re: Camponotus penny baby powder

Post: # 63595Post antnest8
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:00 pm

I've recently seen that camponotus can climb over olive oil, and i know that they can climb vasiline from personal experiance. Also if you place the baby/talcum powder dry on the walls without alchohol the powder will work better than with alcohol.

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Re: Camponotus penny baby powder

Post: # 63614Post Darkhero0987
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:35 pm

Hawkeye wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:19 pm
Darkhero0987 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:16 am
So I don't know why but I am having trouble it seems my camponotus pennsylvanicus are walking over my baby powder barrier need some help understanding why
Have you used baby powder or talcum powder? Some baby powders have corn starch in them as a filler. When that dries up it actually becomes a surface they can easily traverse. You might want to try olive oil instead?

Also, there's a bunch of members of the Camponotus Crew (see signature) which have the exact same species as you do, so join our thread and exchange ideas and experiences?

Its cheap baby powder so maybe thats the reason probably has flour in it
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Re: Camponotus penny baby powder

Post: # 63766Post Hawkeye
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:52 am

Well mystery solved? Come join the Camponotus Crew thread if you'd like to exchange ideas, experiences, tips & tricks about your ants with fellow ant keepers.

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