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Coating on glass to stop escaping flies?
#1
Some how in my flawless construction of my vivarium the fruit flies have found ways to escape. Confusedhock: "hey what's that in my coffee?"
Is there a material that I can coat the glass with just under the trim that the flies won't cross but won't stick to either.

though the fish do love them when the make it into their tank.
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#2
I use to culture hissing cochroaches for my chameleons and used vaseline around the top of the open container to keep them at bay. I don't know if the petroleum jelly would be bad for the frogs though.
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#3
There is a product on the market called "BUG STOP" it is a teflon coating that you apply wet and it dries. The flies cannot get purchase on the teflon.
Dave
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#4
think it is time to resize that avatar ed. LOL
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#5
ED's_Fly_Meat_Inc Wrote:There is a product on the market called "BUG STOP" it is a teflon coating that you apply wet and it dries. The flies cannot get purchase on the teflon.
Dave

I did a search for BUG STOP and teflon coatings and couldn't find this product...any help Ed?
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#6
How ironic considering it is a thumbnail.

hkspowers Wrote:think it is time to resize that avatar ed. LOL
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#7
Quaz , From your picture of the clown fish I assume you are also into reefing . I to have reef tanks , so I'm sure you know about the silicone you can buy online to use for O rings in canister filters . i use this around the top edge of my viv and then set the glass top on . Works perfect to seal the lid and is non toxic to frogs just like it is to salt water fish . Problem Solved !
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#8
What I do is rub some calcium powder around the top. It needs to be reaplied every few days, but it is very easy and I already have a lot of calcium powder on hand because of my herps.
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#9
Do you have a thumbnail species? It has been said by experienced froggers that if a fly can get out of your tank, your frog will soon find a way as well if it is a thumbnail. How are the flies escaping---through large holes in a screen or through a loose edge along the side of the tank's lid?
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