Ant's...20+ dead and still going through bodies

tabor

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Well I got hit with ant's...started in the chicken feed that my brother brought to the house to "feed roaches".

WOW, I got hit HARD...only a week after Raul (Thiscordia), and I told him it would never happen to me :8o

4 P. mossambicensis adults 1 male 3 female
8 out of 10 A. bicolor
4 baby orthochirus fuscipe
6 LQ heberus
Looks like my colony of exilicauda got owned too... :( out of 20 I think I counted 6 dead and maybe 4 wounded...Ugh...



Still going through the cages, in the process of nuking ants and counting scorp corpses...no pun intended..
 

Australis

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Sorry to hear tat dude...
I got hit before...lost my small start up collection...
But now i dun even see an ant in my room...i dunno wat happened but they disappeared...
 

tabor

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Trying to oust them right now...this is war.



But geeze it's like they knew what they were going after,I mean the P mossam's were in the middle of the rack surrounded by like 100+ other things...what the heck!


So help me god if any of my adult Orthochirus are dead.
 

Australis

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I dun think the ants had any preference for big hairy buthids :eek:
Guess it was their random raids :?
U have ant poison there in the states do u ?
I used to paint the legs of my shelf with it...and it went permanent
 

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Bad news man! It's happened to me too. I had a few toeless lizards after one episode. They left a Vinegaroon alone when it happened one time. They were in it's cage but they were leaving it alone. There's some good stuff you can buy that's not toxic to your animals but will kill the ants. I forgot the name of it but it's main ingredient is borax/boric acid. And there's always Amdro(?)
 

tabor

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Bad news man! It's happened to me too. I had a few toeless lizards after one episode. They left a Vinegaroon alone when it happened one time. They were in it's cage but they were leaving it alone. There's some good stuff you can buy that's not toxic to your animals but will kill the ants. I forgot the name of it but it's main ingredient is borax/boric acid. And there's always Amdro(?)

Yeah I'm using some stuff right now...don't know the name or anything :-/

Moved the scorps clear away from it, vacuuming, cleaning,spraying...for 5 hours :(


I dun think the ants had any preference for big hairy buthids :eek:
Guess it was their random raids :?
U have ant poison there in the states do u ?
I used to paint the legs of my shelf with it...and it went permanent
What was this paint on stuff called?


Sounds like a must have :)
 

P. Novak

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Damn sorry to hear that. I got hit a couple months ago losing 7 Ts, so I know how it feels. I hate ants!
 

tabor

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Damn sorry to hear that. I got hit a couple months ago losing 7 Ts, so I know how it feels. I hate ants!
Yeah...I am totally rethinking how to better protect against ants...


My area was totally clean ,very few cricket parts, the only cages that had crickets/parts were jayakari and some uroplectes but the ants seemed to have skipped them... no idea :(
 

Australis

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Its somekind of poison item, i didnt get the name though as i only used it once.
Guessed it worked very well coz the rack i'm using to store the bugs is made out of wood. Bought it from Ikea, so i guess the poison must have sipped into the wood. Its gonna be like 9 months now since the last ants was spotted :D
 

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Im sorry for whats happened. I hope there havent been anymore deaths

xxxxx
 

Australis

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Well cheer up dude...
Don't take it too hard...theres always time to rebuild the wall...

Juz curious...wat kinda ants are those anyway ? Fire antz ?:?
 

tabor

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Well cheer up dude...
Don't take it too hard...theres always time to rebuild the wall...

Juz curious...wat kinda ants are those anyway ? Fire antz ?:?

Think so?

I don't know ants too good...all I know is that they hurt when they bite :(


I will get some pics up later
 

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You have my condolences and that the survivors will have successful clutches and give you reparation for the losses. :(
 

BadBikaDamo

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Jeez, that's horrific Tabor. I hope you get back on your feet soon.
So sorry for you.

Damo
 

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no matter what happen, always keep your passion on the hobby

and

a rule of mine...

never ever put holes on deli...
have everything sealed
and have a busy sunday to let them have some air...
:D
 

beetleman

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ahh man that sucks,been down that road also,i'm in fla. the ant capital:mad: they were proberly fire ants,you can try the ant bait called "terro" it works wonders,sorry again for you losses:(
 

tabor

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no matter what happen, always keep your passion on the hobby

and

a rule of mine...

never ever put holes on deli...
have everything sealed
and have a busy sunday to let them have some air...
:D

I normally don't have an ant problem... Think is was some chicken feed that started it all, might have to try that "terro" stuff :)


Thanks for all your condolence's everyone, this put a big dent in my favorite species...a real demoralizer :(
 

Thiscordia

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Sup guys...:D
Been absent 4 almost 2 weeks not the best time of my life..
Got into a car accident and the next day i lost:
5 R. junceus I4
2 P. transvaalicus I4
4 U. olivaceus I3
3 L. burdoi adults
and a lot more over 20 scorpions :(
And all because of the ants...
sad guys really sad. :(
 

tabor

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Sup guys...:D
Been absent 4 almost 2 weeks not the best time of my life..
Got into a car accident and the next day i lost:
5 R. junceus I4
2 P. transvaalicus I4
4 U. olivaceus I3
3 L. burdoi adults
and a lot more over 20 scorpions :(
And all because of the ants...
sad guys really sad. :(
Seems like the ant's are communicating and formulating joint attacks, action must be taken !
Ugh the L burdoi... :wall:

The sad thing is that I didn't find one dead ant in the scorpions cage !

Would of thought for sure that the little orthochirus would have taken one or two down :4:
:(
 
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