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    Senior Member TheHangingTechy's Avatar
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    Lightbulb Ants invading marching one by one down your suspension

    Has anyone ever had large insects manage to walk crawl along your suspension towards you for whatever reason?

    I've had some ever large carpenter ants do that when i had webbing. Haven't experienced in yet with Amsteel. Now had I had a bug net on at the time it would not have mattered but i was lounging without one.

    Any way to make a kind of road block on your suspension for bugs?

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    Permethrin treatment on your straps/line/whatever will prevent them from making the journey. They'll just fall off dead.
    Trust nobody!

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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Permethrin
    NO, need an Aardvark
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPuLi...eature=related
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    Haven't paid much attention to the bugs, but have had a squirrel do a tightwalk across my ridge line before

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    I had a blue jay come and sit on the webbing strap today. It was my 2nd time in a hammock. Kinda freaked me out.

    Steve-O

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    Ah. Took me back a few years Karl. Thanks
    "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is STOP DIGGING "

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    Alcohol *'should'* work too if you are desperate.

    ** Alcohol is the best thing to use when you trim trees to prevent insects from attacking/invading the fresh cut.
    I ride a recumbent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveToTheO View Post
    I had a blue jay come and sit on the webbing strap today. It was my 2nd time in a hammock. Kinda freaked me out.

    Steve-O
    ====> Well their feathers are pretty good for tying fishing flies, and if'n ya get enough Jays you can have a fair-to-middlin' meal!

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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyPainter View Post
    ====> Well their feathers are pretty good for tying fishing flies, and if'n ya get enough Jays you can have a fair-to-middlin' meal!
    Members of the family corvidae, along with crows. Just sayin'...
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