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Antkeeper007
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Need help with barrier

Post: # 60911Post Antkeeper007
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:49 am

Hello, I placed vaselin, and it didn't work. Any recommendations?

Hawkeye
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Re: Need help with barrier

Post: # 60920Post Hawkeye
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:22 pm

Antkeeper007 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:49 am
Hello, I placed vaselin, and it didn't work. Any recommendations?
Mix baby powder with rubbing alcohol and apply that in circular motions
Or use fluon

CANant
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Re: Need help with barrier

Post: # 63053Post CANant
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:06 am

I’ve heard many use olive oil.
I think it’s important to consider what species is being contained. Location can play a role too. Ie if humid and hot environment Vaseline will just run and talcum powder (baby powder?) will get moist and not work.
Applying fluon or Vaseline too thick and/or not wide enough will effect the results as well.
I have also read fluon for example doesn’t stick to silicon.
Check this list out. It might help :)
http://www.formiculture.com/topic/646-list-of-species-that-can-cross-a-specified-barrier-contributed-to-by-members/
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