I’ve been using different coloured milk and or fruit juice plastic bottle tops, Ados glued to a small board and sitting on a small swing hanging from the ceiling. But while the butterflies will happily feed from the bottle tops thinking they are coloured flowers, there is a recurring problem.
Ants! They are continually getting in to the feeding station. I have tried all sorts of tricks to prevent them but the cunning little blighters still get to the nectar mixture.
I’ve been reading about Terry’s feeding station for his admirals with a blue sponge/pot scraper in a bowl. It looks good and should be easy to clean, but does it still have problems with ants?
Curiously too, the butterflies seem to prefer red, or orange bottle tops to any other colours.
Do other members have trouble with ants?
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