Ant infested tank might be chemical releasing ants

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Ant infested tank might be chemical releasing ants

Post by Killer11011 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:27 pm

I clean my hermits tank often but I discovered and the when killed release some weird smell my Hermie seems fine but I don't wanna risk it what can I do for my pp crab

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Re: Ant infested tank might be chemical releasing ants

Post by soilentgringa » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:59 pm

If ants are in the substrate you will have to completely clean the tank out and replace it.


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Re: Ant infested tank might be chemical releasing ants

Post by Killer11011 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:02 pm

I am in the process but I got the substrate from the previous owner as well as the tank and well I'm broke The moment so I am cleaning it with scolding hot water

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Post by Killer11011 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:09 pm

Also thank you for the help

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Re: Ant infested tank might be chemical releasing ants

Post by soilentgringa » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:10 am

What kind of substrate are you using? You may be able to bake it.


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Re: Ant infested tank might be chemical releasing ants

Post by Killer11011 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:27 am

Not sure

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Re: Ant infested tank might be chemical releasing ants

Post by aussieJJDude » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:39 am

Killer11011 wrote:Not sure

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A picture could help. Or google 'coconut fiber', 'sand', 'eco earth' or 'bark chips' and see if it looks like any of the above.


But a picture on here of the substrate that your using would be ideal, and provide us a good starting point in narrowing down possibilities.

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