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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by KingOfFools, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    That happens so much around here.
    I wonder if they are attracted to the charge or if the first ant was unlucky and the subsequent ants were following the scent trail?

    I do not know how exactly that works, but each subsequent ant lays down more scent making the trail stronger.
    Seems to me some clever entrepreneur could make a better ant trap, using this phenomena.
    Low charge ant bait.

    I need one for those little crazy phantom ants in my house.
    They work all night messing up my kitchen.
    a ray gun would be nice.
    You all work on that!
  2. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 7, 2010
    CO Rockies - 8600ft up
    I hear the new "crazy ants" are even worse on the electrical systems. You may have something there with the electric bait trap.
    Well, gotta run. Today is chore day of the running around driving kind. Zoom, zoom.........
  3. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens

    Those ********Fire ants are attracted to the charge or field around power pulses, you should see the piles of dead ants around my electric fencer box that I have setting in a metal box screwed to a tree. I know when it's time to open the box and clean it out by the snapping sound of fried ants shorting it out. I don't even want to think about the light switches I have had to replace, if a coop light don't come on I 1st think da*n ants in the switch, not bad bulb. [​IMG]
  4. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Two trips to the hardware store.
    $450 later.
    Trip to the store for bottled water & hand sanitizer.
    Lots of swearing.
    DH missing the day of work.
    Again, swearing.

    He's working on replacing the pump now (and still swearing). It wasn't fire ants, though we've had that issue in the past. The motor was dead, finished, kaput.

    Other than all that, it's a lovely day, barring the heat and humidity. Where did this darn heat wave come from?

    (Sorry for being a bit grouchy today.)
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  5. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens

    At least your pump is a above ground/shallowwell type.
    Mine is 200 ft down, it takes half a day just to get hands on the pump if all goes right.
    Gotta love a tractor with a front bucket, it is only a 7 ft lift at a time, but it beats spending several hundred for a well company to do it.
    Has DH thought about using unions between the pump and the rest of the system? I ended up using them at the pressure tank and on all hot water heaters, they will save time the next time you have to mess with something.

    they come in just any kind you can think of.
    I wish your DH good luck with his day!

  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    I don't know what he's thought of and this isn't a good time to ask. [​IMG]
  7. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens

    I do understand that!
    I do feel for him.
  8. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens

    It would be allot easier if we could at least get some kinda warning about 2-3 days out.
    "I'm about to fail fix me now" or even a red flashing light, anything but no water.
    Just rambling on here
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  9. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    [​IMG] I'm sorry you are having troubles, but that's funny right there!
  10. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Oh if only things worked (or rather, failed) like that!

    Good idea though.

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