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I hate ants! Ants in my pants, and up my bass!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by ashtray, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Was changing strings on my guitar and noticed an ant. Then another. Then a trail. 100 ants later, I had to get to the source. It turns out to be a power outlet behind the sofa. They were pouring out of there. Had to dig out all the guitars and guitar cases and other gear I had stowed behind the sofa. Not the way I thought I would spend my evening.

    Have my brother in law in town staying in that room too - killed half a dozen ants on his inflatable bed and ran laundry.

    I hate ants - they're coarse and they get everywhere... like sand. ;)

    Some before and after pics. I was going to clear out my collection on Reverb but wasn't motivated. I think I just found some motivation.



  2. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Nice collection man, but I wanna see some ants...
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  3. Better than a pile of Fire Ants.

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  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Tell your brother in law to quit munching in the bed and stop being a nasty slob.
  5. Can't blame him. The ants were in the laundry room downstairs 3 days ago. Then in the garage a day later. The music room/office is over the garage, so they headed there next.
  6. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yeah I was just being given a goofball. Good luck with it. We have fire ants in my area and I am allergic to their evil butts.
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
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  8. Yeah - this stuff works well if:
    You know where the trail is, and
    If you don't mind a huge trail of ants in your room for a couple days.

    And yes - in my pants, as I was changing strings and getting bites on my legs. Or at least I felt them crawling on me after I saw them.
  9. Grumry


    Jul 6, 2016
    They were harvesting your groove for the queen.
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  10. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009

    Yeah you're gonna get a trail with this stuff, but keep in mind the ones that you can see are only about 10% of the ones that are there!
  11. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I think this thread is a not so veiled attempt to show off your collection of basses to the OT crowd. :)

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  12. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
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  13. Eh, if I wanted to show off on the Internet, I'd post a pic of a car that isn't mine and claim its my daily driver. ;)

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  14. That Terro stuff works great.

    Besides, you already have the ant trail from the outlet, and ants all over the place.

    Apart from some poison what else can you use to get rid of them....harsh language? ;)
  15. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    You might want to add this ant shaped bass to your collection.

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  16. sometimes ants can be attracted to the insulation on wiring
    it happened in a factory where I worked in 2000 & we had to replace most of the wiring & make sure not to buy from the same manufacturer again
    they absolutely inundated our conduits & stuff & there is an abundance of ants in Thailand, because they never get frozen out from Winter
  17. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    I love ants, they never cease to amaze me with there abilities. But I can understand where you're coming from here. Not in the house.
  18. their one ability that is pretty cool is how much more times their body weight they can lift
  19. But even the colony of ants couldn't lift my Stingray... :roflmao:

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