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Reply Sun 20 Dec, 2015 03:47 pm
can ant mounds produce electricity
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 20 Dec, 2015 03:49 pm
I suppose one could set up a piezoelectric device to harvest very small traces of electricity from the activity of the ants. I suspect, though, that the ants would have moved out by then.
Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 20 Dec, 2015 04:55 pm
@ahawahii,
Ants are antagonists to electrical activity. It's against their culture
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Sun 20 Dec, 2015 07:36 pm
@ahawahii,
Not normally. Why do you ask?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 21 Dec, 2015 03:50 am
@ahawahii,
Volts times ants equals what?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 21 Dec, 2015 08:17 am
@ahawahii,
If the ants build their mound on top of a wool sweater or rug? They can generate static electricity if they wear wool socks.
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 21 Dec, 2015 08:19 am
@tsarstepan,
they don't need no steenkin' socks. They have anti-freeze.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 21 Dec, 2015 08:48 am
@ahawahii,
I've read that "Crazy" Ants from the Gulf Coast area are known to move into electrical equipment boxes in sufficient numbers to short out some connections. This is the result of a colonizing behavior where they like to move into small enclosed spaces.

Apparently the Crazy ants are so invasive that they are pushing out the Fire Ants. Up in New Hampshire the Carpenter Ants will try to eat your house if you let them, but at least the little bitty Ants stay out in the field in their little mounds.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 21 Dec, 2015 09:44 am
@rosborne979,
"Crazy" ants love their Ozzie Osborne!
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 21 Dec, 2015 10:46 am
@ahawahii,
ahawahii wrote:

can ant mounds produce electricity


Prolly not, but electricity can certainly produce antmusic though.

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 21 Dec, 2015 11:15 am
@Lordyaswas,
Ants are amazing superheroes!

Truly electrifying!
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FBM
 
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Reply Mon 21 Dec, 2015 10:15 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

I suppose one could set up a piezoelectric device to harvest very small traces of electricity from the activity of the ants. I suspect, though, that the ants would have moved out by then.


That would work much better with aunt mounds, I'd imagine...
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 21 Dec, 2015 10:31 pm
When I first moved in here, my compressor only worked a short time, before shutting down. Removed the lid from the condenser. Ants had totally buried the compressor. Cleaned them and their dirt out and we had cool air all summer. I just knew PETA would not understand if they found out.
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