Baby Powder Substitute

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antnest8
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Baby Powder Substitute

Post: # 33357Post antnest8
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:27 am

I was thinking has any one tried cornstarch instead of a talc powder barrier? Because I keep on forgetting to get baby powder and Vaseline is not the best (I've had several escapes). and if you know any other barrier substitutes please share them.
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Re: Baby Powder Substitute

Post: # 33363Post idahoantgirl
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:11 am

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:27 am
I was thinking has any one tried cornstarch instead of a talc powder barrier? Because I keep on forgetting to get baby powder and Vaseline is not the best (I've had several escapes). and if you know any other barrier substitutes please share them.
Not all white powders are equal...
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.

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antnest8
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Re: Baby Powder Substitute

Post: # 33364Post antnest8
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:02 pm

well I was just trying to see if anyone has tried it before
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1 tapinoma sessile colony
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Re: Baby Powder Substitute

Post: # 33367Post idahoantgirl
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:52 pm

Yeah I doubt it would work.... But ya never know! mIght as well give it a try
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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antnest8
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Re: Baby Powder Substitute

Post: # 33368Post antnest8
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:54 pm

what i'm going to do is in the spring i'm going to find a couple workers outside put them in a container in the garage with the past and see if it works.
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: Baby Powder Substitute

Post: # 33371Post Batspiderfish
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:09 pm

Well, since corn starch is organic matter, the microorganisms that colonize on the exposed food will probably mitigate its effectiveness over time, if it ever works at all.
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