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if I may interject some thought here. we gather 200,000 fresh water turtle eggs a year for incubation. (we sell hatchlings to oversees markets.) anyway, point is you would not believe the animals that prefer fresh turtle eggs for breakfast, supper, brunch, midday snacks, you get the point. ants are on that list. they eat eggs, try to eat us alive etc...  problem solved when I found AMDRO  ants actually seek the grandules out and bring them back to share with the rest of colony.  we call it "feeding" the ants. we place in small containers with hole in lid for ant access and where other animals can't get to it. I have sprinkled it out in yard after and before rains,  wet environment does not hinder effects.  yellow color is appealing to chickens and there are warnings on bag of dangers to water and animals,  but have not ever lost fish or animals due to posionings. can be found at wal-mart. I buy mine at local farm supply, pricey item but works. also, only thing I use around roses for ants.  I use dawn and water for mites and aphids.

mom to flock of chickens, flock of ducks, gaggle of geese, herd of sheep, too many dogs, few cats, lots of pet turtles-3 over 126lbs, schools of fish, guard guinneas, bunch of peafowl, a husband and a teenager, nice to be needed.

 

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mom to flock of chickens, flock of ducks, gaggle of geese, herd of sheep, too many dogs, few cats, lots of pet turtles-3 over 126lbs, schools of fish, guard guinneas, bunch of peafowl, a husband and a teenager, nice to be needed.

 

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Originally Posted by copper2 View Post

Can I use cold pressed virgin neem oil, and what is the ratio?

Yep, cold pressed is best for pests; it still contains the active component, Azadirachtin. If I recall, the ratio is 1 oz per gallon, and you'll need a sticker/spreader..Dawn works fine, just a few drops. smile.png

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if I may interject some thought here. we gather 200,000 fresh water turtle eggs a year for incubation. (we sell hatchlings to oversees markets.) anyway, point is you would not believe the animals that prefer fresh turtle eggs for breakfast, supper, brunch, midday snacks, you get the point. ants are on that list. they eat eggs, try to eat us alive etc...  problem solved when I found AMDRO  ants actually seek the grandules out and bring them back to share with the rest of colony.  we call it "feeding" the ants. we place in small containers with hole in lid for ant access and where other animals can't get to it. I have sprinkled it out in yard after and before rains,  wet environment does not hinder effects.  yellow color is appealing to chickens and there are warnings on bag of dangers to water and animals,  but have not ever lost fish or animals due to posionings. can be found at wal-mart. I buy mine at local farm supply, pricey item but works. also, only thing I use around roses for ants.  I use dawn and water for mites and aphids.

I would stay away from the AMDRO in a aquaponics setting; it is toxic to fish and invertebrates sad.png
Edited by shortgrass - 9/28/15 at 7:45pm
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

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3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
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