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Barriers not working!

Post: # 48550Post AntsDakota
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:10 pm

I've tried vasaline and babypowder+rubbing alcohol. Nothing works for any of my ants!
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: Barriers not working!

Post: # 48566Post idahoantgirl
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:44 pm

Baby powder/rubbing alcohol is much less effective than plain baby powder applied with a dry cotton ball.
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.

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Re: Barriers not working!

Post: # 48636Post AntsDakota
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:10 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:44 pm
Baby powder/rubbing alcohol is much less effective than plain baby powder applied with a dry cotton ball.
Good to know.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: Barriers not working!

Post: # 48649Post AntsOfOntario
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:32 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:44 pm
Baby powder/rubbing alcohol is much less effective than plain baby powder applied with a dry cotton ball.
This can work for some species but I also find that when you do this, not only is this method prone to leave excess baby powder in the setup, when ants walk on it they often fall with a clump of it on them covering a part of their body with the barrier.
Either than that I too use it for some larger sp.

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Re: Barriers not working!

Post: # 48662Post idahoantgirl
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:59 pm

Thats why its best to apply the barrier before the outworld is in use, and you apply it upside down.
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

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Re: Barriers not working!

Post: # 48716Post antnest8
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:30 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:59 pm
Thats why its best to apply the barrier before the outworld is in use, and you apply it upside down.
still the humidity can ruin your barrier.
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Re: Barriers not working!

Post: # 48741Post idahoantgirl
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:34 pm

True. I could see how it might be more of an issue in MI. ID is pretty dry.
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

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Re: Barriers not working!

Post: # 48798Post antnest8
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:18 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:34 pm
True. I could see how it might be more of an issue in MI. ID is pretty dry.
not only that but in my ant setups some of them have soil that i like to keep moist and that will ruin the barriers
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Re: Barriers not working!

Post: # 48869Post AntsDakota
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:53 pm

South Dakota can get pretty humid sometimes........
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: Barriers not working!

Post: # 49154Post AntsDakota
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:35 pm

And dry other times........
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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