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Old 06-18-2009, 09:40 AM
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Well I went and checked my camera today hoping for more pictures of those two nice bucks and when I opened it up there were ants all over. I was gonna just switch cards but decided to bring the cam in because of the ants. I had 470 pictures taken over the week so I was excited to see what was on there. Ended up there were about 420 pictures with nothing in them, which I never usually have hardly any pictures like that with my stealth cam so I'm wondering if the ants had anything to do with that. I did not get any pictures of those two nice bucks but got two different nice bucks and some nice fawn pictures I will post up later tonight. I sure hope my camera wont be affected from these darn ants.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:04 AM
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Yeah I've had the same exact thing happen to me....I had a card in it and took it home and had pictures with nothingin themexcept for a few. It didn't hurt my camera when it happend so I wouldn't worry.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:04 PM
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Hunt4 Life,

When I had my infamous ant attack a few weeks ago, I had the same result you did. A whole bunch of triggers but nothing in them. I ended up bringing the camera home and letting it set outside for a few days, thinking that would solve the problem. It didn't. I ended up spraying a wash rag down with insecticide and placing it in a garbage bag with the camera. That did the trick. I took it out and took it apart and blew it out with that keyboard cleaner stuffand the problem was solved. That cam will now and forever be known as the ant-cam. Good luck.

Blessings.....Pastorjim
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:06 PM
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Sucks man (knock on wood)
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:01 PM
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Had the same ant problem. I shock a bunch of ant out of the cam, and wrapped duct tape (sticky side out) around the post my cam was mounted to. My thought is that they will not be able to get food and will leave my cam!! If not I'm going to have to bring the cam in, and I don't want to do that.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:03 PM
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AAAAH, that happened to me today! They are all dead now! REVENGE!
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:49 PM
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Couple pictures of a doe and fawn



Check out the fawn directly over the does back in the little clearing of ferns


First pics of a raccoon at this location


Nice buck coming down to the camera- this is the first I've seen this buck, no brow tines though which is unfortunate


Young buck


And finally the buck in the background of these two pictures looks to be a decent buck but I wish I got better pics of him to see for sure. It looks like he is high and narrow and in the one picture I can see brow tines and splits.



Here is a close up
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:06 PM
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nice pics!
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:50 PM
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Nice pics, sucks about the ants
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:04 PM
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Great Pics!! My buddy changed my cards for me last weekend and told me one of my cams was infested with ants and their eggs, he cleared the ants and the eggs our of it but I wish he would have pulled the cam.
He told me its already screwed up because the date and time and the pic counter display is no longer working. I hope the cam is still able to take pics when can get back out July 4th weekend. Pike
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