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    Ive discovered some Ants in one of my smaller (18x18 Cube) Whites Tree Frog Enclosure. Im not calling it a stampede but during my normal morning cleaning and misting I noticed some little black ants running around.

    I figure its insects, they eat insects right?

    I keep all my enclosures very clean with water changes 2X daily.

    Is this a potential problem?


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    Hum, I've read here ants can bite the frogs. Would check if ants are looking around (trails to/and from enclosure) or if ant queen is making nest in it. If second, need to find nest and eliminate before it gets out of hand. Good luck !
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    Ants are a HUGE problem. I've had them kill a couple of mantellas. I would suggest drowning the substrate and relocating your enclosure to a different spot in the house.

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    1. Remove frog(s). 2. Put plastic over entire top of lid (not air tight but pretty-well sealed). 3. Purchase some dry ice. 4. Put dry ice in viv over night. 5. Enjoy bug free viv. 6. Prevent subsequent infestation. This has worked for me for a variety of bugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecologic View Post
    1. Remove frog(s). 2. Put plastic over entire top of lid (not air tight but pretty-well sealed). 3. Purchase some dry ice. 4. Put dry ice in viv over night. 5. Enjoy bug free viv. 6. Prevent subsequent infestation. This has worked for me for a variety of bugs.
    Thats a great idea however if the cage is in the same spot the ants will just make their way in again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poison View Post
    Thats a great idea however if the cage is in the same spot the ants will just make their way in again.
    see step 6.

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