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How to encourage ants to deposit their dead in a particular place?

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#1 Offline GeekyRaptor - Posted May 28 2023 - 8:18 AM



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Is this possible? Can I encourage ants to drop off their dead in a specific spot, rather than on the vaseline barrier at the top of my formicarium? does anyone know if it's possible? thnx.

#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 28 2023 - 9:17 AM


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It depends a lot on species. Some ants drop their trash every which where, while others are naturally orderly. Having sticky stuff like vaseline around in the setup is an open invitation for ants to stick trash to it.
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#3 Offline Formiga - Posted June 4 2023 - 5:34 PM


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Having sticky stuff like vaseline around in the setup is an open invitation for ants to stick trash to it.

So could this be used to lure them to drop their trash somewhere in our favor?
Like a cotton ball or a piece of paper towel, with some vaseline on it?


And is there any risk of ants getting themselves stuck on the vaseline?

#4 Offline Serafine - Posted June 4 2023 - 5:48 PM


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My ants love to throw their trash onto patches of sand.

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#5 Offline gs5248 - Posted June 15 2023 - 6:17 PM


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Perhaps you could try having a small dish filled with Vaseline on the ground of their outworld?

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