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Dubias and ants

Discussion in 'Tarantula Feeding and Feeder Insects' started by IamKrush, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. IamKrush

    IamKrush Well-Known Member

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    notice a small ant issue happening due to food in dubia bins. Does anyone have any advice on handling this issue other then being more on top of taking out food more often?
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    Off the top of my head, put a ring of vaseline around the outside of the roach colony bin. that should keep the ants from getting in it. then use those ant traps to get rid of them, assuming the roach colony is in a different room than the T's. the ant traps won't hurt the roaches. and i don't beleive there's fumes from them so they shouldn't hurt the T's, but why chance it?
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    I have no idea what to do but @kormath idea sounds like it would work.. while putting fresh carrots in my dubia bin I noticed a gnat so I killed it and I hope I stopped a annoying situation
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    Ts are in the same room as ants. But i will do the vaseline idea afterbi clean the tubs
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    After awhile you'll get a good idea of how much the colony will eat in a day or two. I just kind of wing it. If I feed them and it only takes a few hours for them to eat it, its not enough. I like to see a few leftovers the next day, that way im sure the babies all found food.
    I see a gnat occasionally but they've never been an issue..knock on wood..
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    I have to be more on top of the food. Left a orange slice in the tub for longer then i should have. Now im home from work. I get to clean the tubs. But atleast its only two
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    Never had ants come in, that has to be a pita..
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    It's annoying. But i cleaned the tubs just need to be morr ontop of food in the tubs
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    Thanks to all for the advice and help
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    Well the tubs are cleaned and the rims are lubed up with vasline. So hopefully This keeps the ants out. This will be the first time lube has been used to keep things out.;)
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    How did I miss this? ROFL! Well played sir..well played
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    Thank you!:D
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