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Feast of Death.....Ants

Discussion in 'Nature' started by snkenai, May 29, 2013.

  1. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Fields and woods, around us are very infested with ants. They are trying to invade my space. Answer, Borax. Mixed with sugar water, they eat, take it back home, die, and if I understand it correctly; the living eat the dead and die also? Anyway, the first go around, we saw a greatly reduced population around the outside. So a while ago I decided to make it more appealing, by sprinkling Borax liberally on the two halves of a Little Cutie Orange, along with a bit of brown sugar. And invited the ants to a feast. and they are coming, .....and going!

    Placed at the two corners of the porch and flower barrels.

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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    a very different take on "The Last Supper".
     
  3. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    How long will it be before they realize what you've been doing... and return to exact their revenge? :eek:
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    The insect class will be last ones standing in the end, but I think Steve has these guys under control.
     
  5. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    You may have a point, because they are not always vegetarians, lol...

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    Slug vs. The Ants by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
     
  6. asterinex

    asterinex SC Regular

    111
    Oct 23, 2012
    Antwerp, Belgium
    What a horror !
     
  7. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    poses a question I can imagine how ants can migrate on birds but
    how old are slugs as a species & are they on every continent or island?
     
  8. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    When the next batch of eggs hatch! But I'll be waiting for them. :biggrin:
     
  9. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Getting itchy ...
     
  10. great strategy, hope it works.
     
  11. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    The next day, they still come, but not so many.

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  12. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Not so many lining up for day old produce, lol. And many ants do prefer "fresh squeezed"...
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    ant #1 : hey did you see that big, juicy orange?
    ant #2 : a friend of mine ate something similar yesterday and his whole family died.
    ant #1 : geez, I better stay away
     
  14. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Ant#3 : Aw, come on cowards. Those guys are having a grand time. Ain't seen nothing this good in days!
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    ant news anchor on this evening's news : a second annihilation has hit the local population today. No word on whether or not the massive juicy oranges are responsible, but the population is strongly urged to stay away from them. Also, be on the lookout for a human with a shiny light capture device who is assumed to be behind the recent massacres.
     
  16. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    They don't eat each other but they do feed each other and that is how they are all killed :(
     
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  17. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Put so well Will :crying:

    BTW: original photo has disappeared.