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Klifford
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Ant escaping from my aquarium

Post: # 93856Post Klifford
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:48 pm

Hello guys just wondering what should I put on the top of my ants to prevent them
From escaping , I tried face powder or baby powder mix it with alcohol but it doesn’t work very well. Thanks

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Tanks19
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Re: Ant escaping from my aquarium

Post: # 93857Post Tanks19
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:53 pm

You could use fluon and I've heard stuff about olive oil but for the best results you should use fluon.
Camponotus Modoc: 2 workers, one cocoon, one mature larva, some other younger larvae, and eggs
Camponotus Hyatti: 1 worker, 1 soon-to-be worker, two cocoons,one larva, and some eggs

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Re: Ant escaping from my aquarium

Post: # 93860Post SolenopsisKeeper
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:42 pm

Klifford wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:48 pm
Hello guys just wondering what should I put on the top of my ants to prevent them
From escaping , I tried face powder or baby powder mix it with alcohol but it doesn’t work very well. Thanks
Species? Baby powder alone works for some large species, fluon is best for small and medium species
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Klifford
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Re: Ant escaping from my aquarium

Post: # 93881Post Klifford
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:40 pm

They are carpenter ants , where can I buy that fluon? Thanks

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Re: Ant escaping from my aquarium

Post: # 93894Post SolenopsisKeeper
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:25 am

Klifford wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:40 pm
They are carpenter ants , where can I buy that fluon? Thanks
Amazon should have byformica fluon
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Tanks19
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Re: Ant escaping from my aquarium

Post: # 93904Post Tanks19
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:24 pm

They do but it's like $40 way too steep for me at home ant barriers please :lol: !
Camponotus Modoc: 2 workers, one cocoon, one mature larva, some other younger larvae, and eggs
Camponotus Hyatti: 1 worker, 1 soon-to-be worker, two cocoons,one larva, and some eggs

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Re: Ant escaping from my aquarium

Post: # 93906Post SolenopsisKeeper
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:31 pm

Tanks19 wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:24 pm
They do but it's like $40 way too steep for me at home ant barriers please :lol: !
Geez! It was 20 when I bought it!

Bare talc powder for me works great, but here is cheaper fluon, not sure about shipping
https://www.petwave.com.au/insect-barrier-paint-fluon-insect-slip
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Tanks19
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Re: Ant escaping from my aquarium

Post: # 93957Post Tanks19
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:24 pm

Yeah, the price on this one is much better :lol:!
Camponotus Modoc: 2 workers, one cocoon, one mature larva, some other younger larvae, and eggs
Camponotus Hyatti: 1 worker, 1 soon-to-be worker, two cocoons,one larva, and some eggs

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Re: Ant escaping from my aquarium

Post: # 93979Post Antloverhuman
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:15 am

Is it really the case with every campo? Mine also just are able to walk on it after a week. Do i really need to reapply the barrier each week
Ants I have-
camponotus compressus colony- the shadow warriors.
2x pheidoli parva queens (founding and will be sold/released)
Need more queens but mom won't allow it :cry:

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Re: Ant escaping from my aquarium

Post: # 93981Post SolenopsisKeeper
Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:57 pm

Antloverhuman wrote:
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:15 am
Is it really the case with every campo? Mine also just are able to walk on it after a week. Do i really need to reapply the barrier each week
Floun or talc?Talc I have to reapply every week to keep workers off, and fluon just does not work for me.
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