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#3246795 - 05/15/13 12:42 AM Ants almost got my Moultrie...
catman529
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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?
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#3246914 - 05/15/13 08:10 AM Re: Ants almost got my Moultrie... [Re: catman529]
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That sucks. I have never had a problem with ants before.
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#3246928 - 05/15/13 08:20 AM Re: Ants almost got my Moultrie... [Re: Bayou Buck]
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Maybe put some terra under the tree?
Strange.
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#3246973 - 05/15/13 08:53 AM Re: Ants almost got my Moultrie... [Re: RUGER]
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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.
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#3253890 - 05/23/13 10:12 PM Re: Ants almost got my Moultrie... [Re: catman529]
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Ants love electrical connections because of the warmth.....the acid in their body will destroy those same connections...........
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#3256401 - 05/28/13 11:34 AM Re: Ants almost got my Moultrie... [Re: Boone 58]
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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.


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#3265739 - 06/10/13 11:47 PM Re: Ants almost got my Moultrie... [Re: Redfred16]
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Put Vaseline around the seals and cracks where they are coming in.
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