Sunday, May 30, 2010

The cravings of queen ants

Why do the ants ignore the baits I so carefully laid for them? Helpful staff at KiwiCare explain that it all depends on what the queen requires. Like a pregnant woman, her cravings change. And so she instructs the workers to bring her protein, fat or carbohydrate. 

I've been laying a protein bait it seems, and the queen is not amused! And so I'm told to try the liquid sweet bait which is high carbohydrate.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Juliet,

Yes that is correct - apparently you should do a test - lay out a dish of parmesan powdered cheese and one with sugar and see which one the ants go for. Then mix borax with the one they like and there you go!