Messor white streaks on walls.

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Ant108
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Messor white streaks on walls.

Post: # 52007Post Ant108
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:17 pm

What are these white streaks. Kinda like the the paths snails make?
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harvesterant
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Re: Messor white streaks on walls.

Post: # 56522Post harvesterant
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:51 am

I have heard of ant pheromones making glass/plastic cloudy over time. Maybe this is what happened?

akuminari
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Re: Messor white streaks on walls.

Post: # 56523Post akuminari
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:24 am

I'm pretty sure what you're talking about is ant feces (poop!). This is normal for ants and it's not a thing to worry about, just make sure their enclosure gets cleaned every once and a while.

Ant108
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Re: Messor white streaks on walls.

Post: # 56626Post Ant108
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:29 am

Ok it's probably poop. But why do they make really long lines with it, like white hair? I'm just curious.
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akuminari
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Re: Messor white streaks on walls.

Post: # 56657Post akuminari
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:24 pm

I think that's because they cluster their bathroom space together, so the lines look longer than they actually are. (Plus, they may have to go really badly and depending on where the chamber is, it could be a lot to hold in! :lol:)

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