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I am working on ant resistant coatings that are meant to make a material resistant to ants or chewing through them. The question is - how do I get ants to attack the material?

I have considered leaving a plastic bag full of water that is coated in the material outside of an ant hill. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    $\begingroup$ Sugar and grease are strong ant attractors. $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Jun 19 at 3:18
  • $\begingroup$ It is possible that a sugar solution could work. I would not have expected grease. Is there a specific type of grease that is the most effective? $\endgroup$ – Hypnos Stratagem Jun 20 at 17:35

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