Ant barriers in a Paludarium

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Meths87
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Ant barriers in a Paludarium

Post: # 57234Post Meths87
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:22 am

Hi there guys,
I am looking to build a Paludarium for ants and also some shrimp/minnows.
My issue is, while designing it I realised that the pump would have a cable to power it and that would potentially be a way for the ants to escape.
I imagine even covered in Fluon, the ants would still stand a chance as the cable will act as a ladder against the glass.

Any other ideas for barriers or ways to get the power cable out without creating an easy escape for the ants?

Mike

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Re: Ant barriers in a Paludarium

Post: # 57241Post Hunter36o
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:40 am

Check out some of AC vids on YouTube. He cuts the top of a bottle off, puts the cable through it and covers that cable and bottle top in his barrier. This seems to have not failed him so that would be a good start.
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Meths87
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Re: Ant barriers in a Paludarium

Post: # 57243Post Meths87
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:46 am

I have been watching he's videos for almost a week. Must have watched 30 easily.
Any idea which video he shows this? Or goes in to more detail on paludariums and ants.
I found the one where he kept having leaks to be very helpful but all the other I can find seem to be fully established paludariums and he focuses more on the ants.

Another query I have that might be covered in one of he's many videos is, how do you hibernate ants inside a Paludarium?

Thanks for your help!

Mike

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