Baby Powder/Alchohol Barrier?

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AntChuck
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Baby Powder/Alchohol Barrier?

Post: # 60862Post AntChuck
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:21 am

Did a dry run of a few hundred wild tetramorium workers... the barrier worked fine for a week but i needed to reapply as some workers were managining to cross. After reapplying the mixture it seems it caused a significant die off. I am sure its mostly due to my ratio of powdee to alchohol also does the alchohol % matter for this?
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1 x Lasius Flavus
1 x L. Humile
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ClashOwenBash
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Re: Baby Powder/Alchohol Barrier?

Post: # 60869Post ClashOwenBash
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:48 pm

Sorry I don't use Baby powder/rubbing alcohol combo, but I use PTFE and it works just fine ( I got mine from an ant online store). Hopes this helps
Ant-keeper going into his 4th year of loving ants!

jakebachmann
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Re: Baby Powder/Alchohol Barrier?

Post: # 63409Post jakebachmann
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:33 pm

What online ant store did you buy your ptfe from? I have 16 queens in test tubes and need to start making formicarium. Not sure where to find ptfe aside from amazon which seems expensive
ClashOwenBash wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Sorry I don't use Baby powder/rubbing alcohol combo, but I use PTFE and it works just fine ( I got mine from an ant online store). Hopes this helps

ClashOwenBash
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Re: Baby Powder/Alchohol Barrier?

Post: # 63414Post ClashOwenBash
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:11 am

jakebachmann wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:33 pm
What online ant store did you buy your ptfe from? I have 16 queens in test tubes and need to start making formicarium. Not sure where to find ptfe aside from amazon which seems expensive
ClashOwenBash wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Sorry I don't use Baby powder/rubbing alcohol combo, but I use PTFE and it works just fine ( I got mine from an ant online store). Hopes this helps
I got mine from "Antkit"
Ant-keeper going into his 4th year of loving ants!

jakebachmann
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Location: Illinois

Re: Baby Powder/Alchohol Barrier?

Post: # 63674Post jakebachmann
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:10 am

Thank you. I will check that out
ClashOwenBash wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:11 am
jakebachmann wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:33 pm
What online ant store did you buy your ptfe from? I have 16 queens in test tubes and need to start making formicarium. Not sure where to find ptfe aside from amazon which seems expensive
ClashOwenBash wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Sorry I don't use Baby powder/rubbing alcohol combo, but I use PTFE and it works just fine ( I got mine from an ant online store). Hopes this helps
I got mine from "Antkit"

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