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Offline Milo

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Common Black Ant / House Ant (Ochetellus glaber)
« on: September 30, 2018, 07:06:07 pm »
Caputured a nice sized swarm yesterday

I was going to leave it in place in the hive box for a couple of days before moving it but the black ants have taken an interest in it. The tiny black sods are not covering it, just possibly scouts, but I know what these do to a sugar bowl and I don?t want the swarm to abscond so what?s your advice? Move the hive box tonight?

I have a low table I can place it on elsewhere. Do I place ice cream buckets under the legs with oil to stop the ants getting at the hive?


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Re: Common Black Ant / House Ant (Ochetellus glaber)
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 07:49:52 pm »
Hi Milo, all ants are a curse with hives, my hives are on steel stands with oil tins under the stand legs, works wonders.
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Re: Common Black Ant / House Ant (Ochetellus glaber)
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 06:09:25 am »
Thanks Nico that?s what I was thinking

I just moved the hive and there are containers under the table legs with oil in them