Pheidole Ant Problem

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Pheidole Ant Problem

Post: # 31106Post Mickle09
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:47 pm

I recently got a Pheidole spp. colony that I found in a small log while it was Storming outside, I put it in a 5 Gal. container with Petroleum jelly barrier 2-inch. They first came out to explore and I offered them some honey and crushed cashews. The next day they were on top of the container (past the barrier) Crawling around everywhere so I tried Baby power mixed with Alcohol, Same thing happened (also tried just Baby power). I don't know what to use as a barrier they have crossed all the barriers I am available to. Anyone know what they cant pass? Also don't know what type of Pheidole they are, Workers are very small and hard to see while the majors are huge.

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Re: Pheidole Ant Problem

Post: # 31117Post YSTheAnt
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:52 pm

Try using fluon or maybe a thicker band of Vaseline
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