Red coloring

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BenLWolf
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Red coloring

Post: # 62388Post BenLWolf
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:46 pm

Can you just use something like a non-toxic red sharpie or marker to color the acrylic of an ant nest to give them artificial darkness? It's really hard to find red cellophane here. I would assume as long as it makes the light red, the ants should feel at ease.

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Re: Red coloring

Post: # 62406Post CabboAntsGuy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:21 am

That would probably work if you can get it thick enough.
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BenLWolf
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Re: Red coloring

Post: # 62419Post BenLWolf
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:02 pm

Well I don't think the fire ants will really care... but if the thief ant colony starts growing big enough first, they may be bothered by the light. However, I'm using purple/pink plant lights in that area so I'm not sure they'd care in the first place.

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