Ant Barrier

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Brice15
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Location: Wales,UK

Ant Barrier

Post: # 46122Post Brice15
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:25 pm

Any other way to keep ants from escaping other then Talcum Powder and rubbing alcohol,PTFE/Fluon and Vaseline.

Will talcum powder work on its own?
I don't want to get PTFE just yet its a bit pricey and Im not too sure where to get rubbing alcohol from.
If there is another option is it easy to wash off? unlike Vaseline.
Current keeper of ;
Harvester Ant – Messor barbarous

My dream colony;
Red Ant Colony – Myrmica Rubra

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idahoantgirl
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Re: Ant Barrier

Post: # 46129Post idahoantgirl
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:40 pm

Yes! In fact, i found baby powder +alcohol to be much less effective than baby powder/talcum powder on it's own. Just dip a dry cotton ball into a dry container of powder and dab it onto the sides of the outworld. It probably isn't as effective as PTFE, but I know Mikey used dry baby powder for his solenopsis. I keep tetramorium, which are pretty good at escaping. They could climb right over baby powder+acohol, but they haven't been able to cross just baby powder on it's own.
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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Brice15
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Re: Ant Barrier

Post: # 46130Post Brice15
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:56 pm

Brice15 wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:25 pm
Any other way to keep ants from escaping other then Talcum Powder and rubbing alcohol,PTFE/Fluon and Vaseline.

Will talcum powder work on its own?
I don't want to get PTFE just yet its a bit pricey and Im not too sure where to get rubbing alcohol from.
If there is another option is it easy to wash off? unlike Vaseline.
thanks for the reply i will be sure to use baby powder on its own!
Current keeper of ;
Harvester Ant – Messor barbarous

My dream colony;
Red Ant Colony – Myrmica Rubra

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