Want to build your own ant moat?

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May 16th, 2006, 11:55 pm #1


I used a tuna fish can for the moat.

Found that on the U.of Ky. site,which has info on Hummer flowers,etc.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm

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USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a
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May 17th, 2006, 12:22 am #2

I LOVE this...Thank You!
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May 17th, 2006, 12:42 am #3


I used a tuna fish can for the moat.

Found that on the U.of Ky. site,which has info on Hummer flowers,etc.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm

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Cheers,Bob

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That's interesting thanks!

Sarah from merion station, Pennsylvania zone 6B
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May 17th, 2006, 11:38 am #4


I used a tuna fish can for the moat.

Found that on the U.of Ky. site,which has info on Hummer flowers,etc.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm

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Cheers,Bob

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a
Lexington,Kentucky
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that is a little spiffier than the ones that I made but same principle and they work like a charm. Thanks for posting that Bob!

Penny
Niagara Falls, NY
USDA zone 6a/6b
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
Penny
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May 17th, 2006, 8:55 pm #5


I used a tuna fish can for the moat.

Found that on the U.of Ky. site,which has info on Hummer flowers,etc.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm

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Cheers,Bob

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Lexington,Kentucky
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I am going to "knock on wood" but ants have never presented a problem for me at my feeders. I just have problems with red ants that want to eat me up while I am out working in my flowers.

Now ya'll will probably hear me screaming next week.

Dianne
Southeast Alabama
Heat Zone 8
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May 17th, 2006, 10:27 pm #6


I used a tuna fish can for the moat.

Found that on the U.of Ky. site,which has info on Hummer flowers,etc.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm

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Cheers,Bob

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Lexington,Kentucky
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Dianne The only blessing about living up north is we don't have fire ants up here. I used to hate those things and used everything I read about to eradicate them. One year my pet duck Peep got into a nest of them and we had to rescue her and dunk her in the pool to get them off of her.



Penny
Niagara Falls, NY
USDA zone 6a/6b
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
Penny
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May 17th, 2006, 10:37 pm #7


I used a tuna fish can for the moat.

Found that on the U.of Ky. site,which has info on Hummer flowers,etc.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm

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Cheers,Bob

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Thanks for the visuals on the ant moat Bob, a step up from my paint can lid with a hole for the hangar made with a hot needle. Will have to try and make this if I can ever get a break from frantic planting and watering. We here are in an unseasonable heat wave and I haven't all my beds ready for the starts that are screaming to be planted out from their 4 inch pots. There was no seaonal change in weather here we went from cold and wet,wet,wet to hot and dry almost overnight.
Cheri

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May 18th, 2006, 12:49 am #8


I used a tuna fish can for the moat.

Found that on the U.of Ky. site,which has info on Hummer flowers,etc.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm

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Cheers,Bob

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Lexington,Kentucky
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Regards,
Bob
Lexington, Ky.
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May 18th, 2006, 11:33 am #9


I used a tuna fish can for the moat.

Found that on the U.of Ky. site,which has info on Hummer flowers,etc.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm

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Cheers,Bob

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Wow Bob. That looks a lot spiffier than my paint can lids.

Kendra
zone 5 - MA
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May 18th, 2006, 12:01 pm #10


I used a tuna fish can for the moat.

Found that on the U.of Ky. site,which has info on Hummer flowers,etc.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm

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Cheers,Bob

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Lexington,Kentucky
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I am on the same page with Kendra anc Cheri, Most of my ant moats are paint can lids with wire and contsruction adhesive. I used an ice pick to make my holes and then sealed around it with construction adhesive. Yesterday I did go to the hardware store to look at the turnbuckles but I thought the ones they had were too big. but I think the smallest one they had was the same size you used Bob. So I think I will go back and get one. The smallest one at our local hardware store was only $1.19 and I am sure I have nuts and washers around already but I would need to get a rubber gasket too. Tuna fish cans or if you have cats, cat food cans work really well too. I have used those and the bottom half of variou sizes of pop bottles.


Penny
Niagara Falls, NY
USDA zone 6a/6b
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
Penny
Zone 6a
Western NY state
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May 18th, 2006, 1:59 pm #11


I used a tuna fish can for the moat.

Found that on the U.of Ky. site,which has info on Hummer flowers,etc.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm

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Cheers,Bob

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I used "O" rings,as in the drawing;but, I wonder if those rubber washers that are used in faucets won't work too. I really had to tighten it to get a water-tight seal.

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Lexington, Ky.
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May 18th, 2006, 2:06 pm #12


I used a tuna fish can for the moat.

Found that on the U.of Ky. site,which has info on Hummer flowers,etc.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm

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Cheers,Bob

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I was even thinking about using silicone sealer like the stuff you use to seal aquariums.



Penny
Niagara Falls, NY
USDA zone 6a/6b
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
Penny
Zone 6a
Western NY state
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May 18th, 2006, 2:12 pm #13


I used a tuna fish can for the moat.

Found that on the U.of Ky. site,which has info on Hummer flowers,etc.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm

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Cheers,Bob

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Lexington,Kentucky
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That would probably work too

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September 16th, 2006, 12:05 pm #14


I used a tuna fish can for the moat.

Found that on the U.of Ky. site,which has info on Hummer flowers,etc.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm

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Cheers,Bob

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Lexington,Kentucky
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Bob
with regards to the rubber washers. They work really well I got the really small rubber washers so that I had to actually screw them on and they made a nice water tight seal.

I wanted to bring this thread up again since the ant question has been brought back up.


Penny
Niagara Falls, NY
USDA zone 6a/6b
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39

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Western NY state
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September 19th, 2006, 11:04 am #15


I used a tuna fish can for the moat.

Found that on the U.of Ky. site,which has info on Hummer flowers,etc.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm

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Cheers,Bob

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I've added this thread to the forum FAQ's:

http://tinyurl.com/oe459

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Lexington,KY
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Lexington, Ky.
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