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    Oh the humanity!!!!
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    Nice! This happens to me every year, right after the winter goes away. The colony of ants come in the GH and stay from febuary to december. Sure, there's the usual "casualties" every day, but that hasn't stopped them!


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    I had a colony living in my greenhouse a few months ago before I had many plants in there. They had their colony in the wooden base I had the greenhouse attached to. I just soaked the entire thing with Roundup and they were gone within hours.

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    Ummm....Roundup! Seriously?! You do realize its an herbicide, right?

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    Unless they were harming the plants, I would've let them stay. Right now I have a swarm of fungus gnats from all of the other plants in my room and instead of using any spray, I just left them for the cuttings that I had. I woke up yesterday to one of my Marston Dragon leaves being plastered with gnats
    I was here...

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    I've noticed that they target one plant at a time, too. In my collection they went after S. purpurea the most last year. At Meadowview it was the N. 'Red Dragon' in 2011, and now it's N. alata, reinwardtiana, burbidgeae, and ventricosa. Needless to say fertilizing duties have been cut back a lot.

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    i was told that if it's in a closed off space you can use dry ice to kill them.
    im starting to see the same problem in my terrarium, hopefuly it wont become an information.

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    I get ants feeding my sarrs and dews in the bog every year.

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