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 Post subject: ants in Worm Bin
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:34 am 
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I've a single bin with a good bunch of ENC,. In he last couple of days I've found a lot of small black ants they don't bite me But I don't think they are doing a lot of good for the worms. I'm wondering IF DE will affect the worms and get rid of ants.
I could put a lid with a mixture on Boric acid & Sugar but I'm wondering if this will the worms.


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 Post subject: Re: ants in Worm Bin
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:10 pm 
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You might want to try:
- increase the moisture content of your bin
-spread diamotaceous earth around the outside of your bin
-place double sided tape around your bin

Good luck, let us know what you do!

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 Post subject: Re: ants in Worm Bin
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:05 am 
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Moisture and double sided tape have made a big change shold get some DE down but haven't yet


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 Post subject: Re: ants in Worm Bin
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:48 pm 
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good for you, Notto!

If you continue to have a problem, I have read that you can place your bin (up on bricks or something so you can still get air flow underneath) within a tray of mineral oil. So the ants would have to travel across that to get to your bin. In other parts of the country, they put a system above a tray of water--here in Texas that water would allow mosquito larvae.

glad you are solving the issue.
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 Post subject: Re: ants in Worm Bin
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:51 am 
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You can measure the density of the acid/water mix with a hydrometer - looks like a turkey baster with some ball bearings stuck in side.

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