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#3246795 - 05/15/13 12:42 AM Ants almost got my Moultrie...
16 Point

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17592
Loc: Franklin TN

Saved it, it was only out for a few days and I was too curious and had to check it. 3 young bucks with nubs, a few doe, a couple with very big bellies (hope to get fawn pics). but I had to take the camera home and will spray it with something before putting it back out.

I lost my Wildview camera due to ants getting inside and ruining everything. I had it out for a couple months and it quit taking pictures a couple weeks before I checked it.

Well the area flooded recently but the ants were still there. When I checked my Moultrie today after only a few days there were ants in the batteries. I don't know really how they got in, apparently it's not as well sealed as I thought. My only working camera right now so I can't lose it. going to spray it down with some nasty bug killer and put it back out.

Anybody else had problems with ants getting into their cameras?

#3246914 - 05/15/13 08:10 AM Re: Ants almost got my Moultrie... [Re: catman529]
Bayou Buck
10 Point

Registered: 05/11/09
Posts: 2725
Loc: Spring Hill / Perry Co

That sucks. I have never had a problem with ants before.
#3246928 - 05/15/13 08:20 AM Re: Ants almost got my Moultrie... [Re: Bayou Buck]
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Bambi Killa

Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4106600
Loc: TN

Maybe put some terra under the tree?
Youth is wasted on the young.

#3246973 - 05/15/13 08:53 AM Re: Ants almost got my Moultrie... [Re: RUGER]
8 Point

Registered: 09/27/12
Posts: 1326
Loc: south TN

I have, and it was a wildview. I don't know what it is, but I just assumed it was a nice dry place for them to make a nest. I have had a moultrie out just like you for about two weeks. Hopefully they aren't in it.
#3253890 - 05/23/13 10:12 PM Re: Ants almost got my Moultrie... [Re: catman529]
Boone 58
16 Point

Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 15185
Loc: Food Plot

Ants love electrical connections because of the warmth.....the acid in their body will destroy those same connections...........
The problem in America is not that ungodly people have said yes to ungodly things, but rather that Godly people have refused to say "no" to ungodly things.

#3256401 - 05/28/13 11:34 AM Re: Ants almost got my Moultrie... [Re: Boone 58]
8 Point

Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 1411
Loc: Hartland, WI

3 weeks ago I put out 2 of my Moutries. I hope they are okay, ran them for 3 years, year round in WI never had an issue with anything on them except the plastic on the straps breaking. I plan on checking the cards and battries this weekend along with some trash lcean up.

I hope they survive TN for a bit.

Edited by Redfred16 (05/28/13 11:37 AM)
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#3265739 - 06/10/13 11:47 PM Re: Ants almost got my Moultrie... [Re: Redfred16]
12 Point

Registered: 08/11/03
Posts: 6612
Loc: Middle TN

Put Vaseline around the seals and cracks where they are coming in.
"As long as you're green you're growing... once you're ripe you start to rot". Ray Croc

Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV)“The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.”

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