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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by basil, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    I've got ant nests in front and back lawns, now i could use a powder or boiling water to knock em off however it got me thinking....... If i took ants from one nest to another would there be an almighty fight to the death? and so save me buying powder or bolilng the kettle......
     
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  3. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    Ha ha ha, quality.....

    I too have ants back and front....

    Only problem I can see is you would need to move a load of ants in one go, or else the ants being moved would be hopelessly outnumbered and suffer a quick and painful death...
     
  4. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    My sister lives 5miles away and told me she was bothered my red ants, i put a few shovel fulls of one of my nests in a 5gallon bucket an sped round a bit sharpish not 2hrs since. The visitors wre easily overcome and the result was carnage. My sister reverted to the boiling kettle method which i understand is only successful if the queen(s) are killed. On the way home it occurred to me i should have used my sister's ants on my nests as the red ants usually kick ass on the others.....
     
  5. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    But then you'd have a red ant problem, and whar could you use against them? I'd go with bears :D
     
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  7. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Looks familiar to me.....
     
  8. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Bah, we seem to have an ants nest in the kitchen! Flying buggers too, must have killed 30 in the last 10 mins. Anybody got a spare anteater?
     
  9. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    I could bring my sister's red uns around they'll soon see em off.......
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    ants only exist in poor parts of the town

    take a horse ride out to the villages and you will see none

    only heavily turded byways and a pair of buzzards
     
  12. Gramaisc

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    'kin 'el. I'll take my chance with swine flu....
     
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    Haha great thread! Well... is it true that boiling water also kills the surrounding plants? If so I would stick with ant wars.

    Do you have lots of nests or just the one? If you have lots you could place some food in the middle of the nests. It would have to be quite hefty so they can't carry it off. Both ant tropps would meet in the middle and fight to the death for the scrap piece of chicken... Saves you shovelling them around...
     
  14. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Once the poultry is gone then all hell would break out perhaps the armies would then eat each other. It could be the Armegeddon of the ant world........
     
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  16. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    I canna see them standing back and politely allowing the other posse to have first sitting, especially if they're Argies.......
     
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    Well if the carnage your antisipating over the antipasto you providing at your propertys anterior dosent materialise you know why.
     
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    basil don't mention the blinds

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    The report says they've colonies the world over apart from the Antarctic, now i'm confused......
     
  20. Gramaisc

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    Possibly just a matter of time - they've reached the Antipodes...

    ....with their tiny little Walkman-like devices...
     
  21. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Seems there are some dieting in Antrim.......
     

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