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Olive oil as a barrier being attacked


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#1 Offline Shazza - Posted October 12 2021 - 1:20 AM

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Bit of a weird one so I thought I would ask if any one has seen this, I placed olive oil around the top of the out world and the workers and Queen started to atack the areas with olive oil. Also, to top it of I does not stop them and they just climb over it still!!!

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#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 12 2021 - 1:59 AM

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Buy some fluon.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.


#3 Offline Shazza - Posted October 12 2021 - 2:54 AM

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Ye it's on my priority list, I was just using it as a temporary fix. Do some species often react this way?

#4 Offline Manitobant - Posted October 12 2021 - 6:15 AM

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Olive oil is a good barrier, however the downside is that it often kills some ants that try to cross it.

#5 Offline DaAnt - Posted October 12 2021 - 6:59 AM

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Olive oil is a good barrier, however the downside is that it often kills some ants that try to cross it.

Why does it kill them?



#6 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 12 2021 - 1:06 PM

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Olive oil is a good barrier, however the downside is that it often kills some ants that try to cross it.

Why does it kill them?
They get stuck in it.

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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.


#7 Online PetsNotPests - Posted October 12 2021 - 1:20 PM

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Olive oil is a good barrier, however the downside is that it often kills some ants that try to cross it.

Why does it kill them?

 

If over applied, it will become somewhat sticky and unlucky ants will become trapped in it. 


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Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#8 Offline DaAnt - Posted October 12 2021 - 2:42 PM

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I’m so dumb, LOL.



#9 Offline gs5248 - Posted October 12 2021 - 8:20 PM

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In my experience, some colonies will even try eating it.


Edited by gs5248, October 12 2021 - 8:20 PM.





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