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Old 06-05-2016, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Midwest, USA
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There is some other reason it "worked" for you...it was not because the ants were "blowing up".
Btw, when I said that they were "basically exploding", I was referring to the ant's stomachs. I'm sorry if I didn't make that clear. I haven't witnessed this since they live under the soil, but that's what I've heard is happening to them.
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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Well, you'll end up with the most well-fed ants in your neighborhood. Carry on!
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:33 PM
 
Location: NC
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And in support of luvvarkansas,

" Worker ants cannot ingest solid food particles (greater than 2 microns, 1 micron = 0.000039 of an inch), so they primarily feed on liquids. Only the last developmental stage of the fire ant larva (fourth instar) can convert solid food particles into a liquid that is then fed to other colony members."

What do fire ants eat? - eXtension

Lots of good info in that article!
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Midwest, USA
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Well, you'll end up with the most well-fed ants in your neighborhood. Carry on!
Actually, they end up dying, so I will most certainly carry on with what I know works on the ants in my yard.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Midwest, USA
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And in support of luvvarkansas,

" Worker ants cannot ingest solid food particles (greater than 2 microns, 1 micron = 0.000039 of an inch), so they primarily feed on liquids. Only the last developmental stage of the fire ant larva (fourth instar) can convert solid food particles into a liquid that is then fed to other colony members."

What do fire ants eat? - eXtension

Lots of good info in that article!
I've already stated that I doubt my ants are fire ants. They are aggressive and they do bite and leave welts, but they could be any number of ants. I also said that Idk if grits will work on fire ants because they may eat different foods than the ants here.

What I do know is that unless a person will go broke spending $3 on a canister of grits, you don't really have anything to lose by trying it if you have ant problems of any kind. If it works, great; if not, then you can eat the rest of the grits in the canister. I personally wouldn't, but most people don't care that they're eating GM-grits.
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Old 06-05-2016, 06:00 PM
 
Location: NC
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I must agree with that logic. Nothing ventured....
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