Calm Female ! – Submitted by Hennepin County Coordinator –
Bob Hursh – May 30th
She was very calm considering there were about 500 ants and as many eggs in the box with her. Solution:
- retrieved an extra nest from another site
- removed the ant infested nest and carried it a distance away
- brushed out the remaining ants and eggs
- inserted the clean/dry replacement nest
- returned the five recently hatched bluebirds to their new nest
- treated top area of the EMT conduit post with Tanglefoot
- moved off and waited for the female to return
- she re-entered and stayed in the box as if nothing had happened
Good job Bob – way to go !
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