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Best barrier for Temnothorax

temnothorax acorn ants barrier

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#1 Offline CANant - Posted December 3 2020 - 10:52 AM

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I’m wanting to hear from people who keep or have kept Temnothorax (Acorn ants).
In your experience what barriers work for a vertical surface (outworld without a lid). I have only used fluon and I’ve heard they may be able to cross it. I’ve also heard mixed results on talcum (baby) powder and petroleum jelly (Vaseline).
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Lasius Interjectus (Larger citronella ant) with host workers: L. Americanus

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#2 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted December 3 2020 - 10:54 AM

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They basically are so small olive oil would not work because they would drown, vaseline may work, but floun would probably be best.


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#3 Offline UtahAnts - Posted December 3 2020 - 11:59 AM

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I stick with Vaseline for temnothorax.


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#4 Offline CANant - Posted December 3 2020 - 12:08 PM

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Ok Vaseline sounds promising if the fluon doesn’t work. Thanks!
Keeper of:
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus

Temnothorax ambiguus/curvispinosus (Acorn ants)

Lasius Interjectus (Larger citronella ant) with host workers: L. Americanus

Check out my C. pennsylvanicus progress: https://imgur.com/user/CANant

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