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AntLove4Ever wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:19 pm
Alright so I have a small colony of Pharoah ants in a wooden formicarium attached to an outworld, the problem is that they arnt to smart and keep getting stuck in the Vaseline
. At first it seemed like it worked, but then one adventurous ant stepped into the Vaseline, and made it halfway across before getting stuck: I guess it left a scent trail because now dozens are following its path and getting stuck in the same place. What other methods can I use to keep them in that they can't get stuck in?
I suggest using rubbing alcohol and baby powder mix,working wonders for me and it cannot be sticky
As a side note I'd leave a drop of vaseline on a paper towel somewhere in the outworld, they might use it as the garbage site.
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O yes lol, I have an Aphaenogaster colony and although they love honey, they also enjoy sticking their garbage to it. Its weird to watch
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Vaseline works better if you add olive oil to the surface of it after application.
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