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brucedownunder2
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Posted: 12:52am 16 Feb 2020
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Here's one for the "Bushies" !!

I get chomped(bittern) by these little buggers  and the pain stays around the bite area for ,sometimes days.

Any of you guys know of grandma's secrets in treating the stings ???

Desperate and itchy,

Bruce
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Revlac

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Posted: 01:02am 16 Feb 2020
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I used to use (bracken fern for ant sting) works well, but can't find that stuff anymore.
Bracken fern
I just found a bull ants nest here yesterday, buggers are 23mm long.
Cheers Aaron
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TassyJim

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Posted: 01:03am 16 Feb 2020
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Vinegar on the bite.
That's what the local vet recommended for our dogs when they get bitten by jack-jumper ants. The jack-jumpers are big and mean buggers.

For us, we use sting-gos

Jim
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SimpleSafeName

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Joined: 28/07/2019
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Posted: 02:11am 16 Feb 2020
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Epsom salts works really well for chigger, tick, and mosquito bites.

I put about a kilo in the tub, and take a nice hot bath in it. It usually takes two treatments about two weeks apart to clear up the chigger and tick bites.
 
brucedownunder2
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Posted: 06:49am 16 Feb 2020
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OK, thanks ,looks like a few "Bushies" out there ,after all ?

The "Jack-Jumpers" ,yep I've got them fellas in the She-Oak trees ,and when you brush cut under them ,they sort of like getting down the back of my shirt.  

And Aaron,s "Bull-Ants" they are buggers ..

I'll try the vinegar, sting-goes and the Epson salts sounds like a good idea ,but not during the Drought,Eh?

Thanks guys

Bruce
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CaptainBoing

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Posted: 11:13am 16 Feb 2020
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HS!!!

you boys got problems with your ants!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yPdPhAaJes
 
brucedownunder2
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Posted: 09:28pm 16 Feb 2020
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Thanks Captain Boing ,

Yep, didn't,t know about Tasmania.  They look aggressive,,
Probably related to the jack-ants  we have here in trees and garden stuff.  

Bruce
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zeitfest
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Posted: 12:14pm 19 Feb 2020
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chomp, chomp...
I think ants will have a go at anything.
A while back I noticed this weird intermittent faint scratching sound, in the pre-dawn quiet..after a lot of patience it turned out to be coming from two bits of heavy foil, from sealing chocolate drink powder. To be exact, there were some ants trying to "bite" the two bits of foil and the foils were acting as a sounding board. Literally "ant music" I guess !   but a bit perplexing early in the morning.
 
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