I was wondering if anyone has any hard evidence or data to back up the claims being made by byFormica about some of their products...
Some of the claims about the preservative infused and dyed test tube water they recently came out with:
- Reduce stress to ants and eliminate maintenance by providing water that resists spoilage
- Use full-strength as a replacement for plain water in test tube founding nests to retard bacterial and fungal growth
- The 100% insect-safe formula is an excellent source of vitamin C, making it a perfect replacement for water in liquid feeders.
Is there any evidence that this product really reduces colony stress levels or can inhibit bacterial as well as fungal growth? ]
How do we really know its an excellent source of vitamin C when the ingredient list only shows "water; less than 1% of the following: methyl paraben, sodium bicarbonate, blue #1".
Unless I am seriously mistaken none of those contain vitamin C...they are just water, methy paraben (a preservative), baking soda, and food dye so where is this supposed source of vitamin C?
Is there any data/evidence to support any of the claims made by byFormica about their products?