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Thread: Have an ant problem? Try dry ice in your terrarium

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    Mixed results. IME, some fauna are not affected. For example, it doesn't faze snails at all.

    There are grocery stores that carry dry ice. Ice cream shops usually have it as well.
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    I agree that it will only take care of the ants in the terrarium, not the ants in the colony. I put a Terro trap under my terrarium to send the ants that way.

    What do you think about putting a Terro trap inside a terrarium underneath the plants or among the plants? Bad idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    I believe the one with the centipedes was on a frog forum. I posted my experiences in this thread.

    People on the frog forums say mites don't get killed - I don't know about thrips. (I only used it for aphids)

    I found dry ice available in several places but the best was an ice cream shop.
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    Make sure and do your reading first, dry ice can be dangerous. There are already a lot of older threads on the subject so I won't repeat myself.

    Basics...its REALLY cold...losing fingers cold...C02 is heavier than normal air...100% sealed container + dry ice = bomb...

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    I am totally sold on the Terro liquid drops..best thing for ants I have ever found.
    they are quickly drawn to it and large numbers of ants suck up the liquid and take it back to the colony..
    sometimes so many ants that I have to replenish the "puddle" once an hour or so! they drink it dry.
    we have had ants in our kitchen..One day of using the terro liquid, and ants are never seen again.

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    Seems like overkill to me, but I've never had any severe ant infestations before.

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    They might have been carpenter ants..cant risk that.
    so we had to get rid of them.
    if they had just been out in the yard, then no problem, I would leave them alone..
    but large ants living in, and possibly chewing on the timbers of your house..we cant co-exist with that.

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