Can paint scent kill my ants?

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berrydelosreyes
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Can paint scent kill my ants?

Post: # 54818Post berrydelosreyes
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:38 am

I’ve done making my formicarium but i can smell a chemical scent. At first i thought it was the silicon but i found out that my silicon is nontoxic so it should be the paint. My paint already dry btw.

My question is:
1. Can paint smell kill my ants if I transfer them?

Please someone help me. Im really afraid to transfer my ants.

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idahoantgirl
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Re: Can paint scent kill my ants?

Post: # 54845Post idahoantgirl
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:23 pm

What type of paint was used and how long ago was it applied?
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

berrydelosreyes
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Re: Can paint scent kill my ants?

Post: # 54851Post berrydelosreyes
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:53 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:23 pm
What type of paint was used and how long ago was it applied?
It was enamel paint and it was like 4 days ago already

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Re: Can paint scent kill my ants?

Post: # 54916Post antnest8
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:54 am

is the smell gone?
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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