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Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2014, 08:52:12 PM »
I had a tiny spider in the viewfinder of my 1D4 - it was quite fun watching him wander about from time to time then he stopped coming back. I do wonder if the sensor cleaner got it or perhaps he migrated to a Nikon, I miss the little fella!

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Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
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Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2014, 10:02:48 PM »
There's an idea! Don't spiders eat ants?  But then how would I get rid of the spider?
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Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2014, 10:06:22 PM »
There's an idea! Don't spiders eat ants?  But then how would I get rid of the spider?

Install an iguana.  But then how do you get rid of the iguana?

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Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2014, 10:27:42 PM »
Imagine someone turning this into a movie.  ;D
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Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2014, 10:31:27 PM »
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Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2014, 10:58:51 PM »
Imagine someone turning this into a movie.  ;D
It's been done before....
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Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2014, 11:10:29 PM »
Don't be ridiculous. I'm not talking about eating them.  Besides, I'm allergic to iguana!
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Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
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Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2014, 07:15:38 AM »
Hi John.
I know they're a bit bigger, but all my cars have a resident engineer, (aka spider) never remove the engineer, not only might the item break, but flies will survive!

Cheers Graham.


I had a tiny spider in the viewfinder of my 1D4 - it was quite fun watching him wander about from time to time then he stopped coming back. I do wonder if the sensor cleaner got it or perhaps he migrated to a Nikon, I miss the little fella!
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Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2014, 12:23:25 PM »
Hi John.
I know they're a bit bigger, but all my cars have a resident engineer, (aka spider) never remove the engineer, not only might the item break, but flies will survive!

Cheers Graham.


I had a tiny spider in the viewfinder of my 1D4 - it was quite fun watching him wander about from time to time then he stopped coming back. I do wonder if the sensor cleaner got it or perhaps he migrated to a Nikon, I miss the little fella!

Every car I've ever had seems to have attracted a spider which lived in a mirror

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Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2014, 01:16:11 PM »
Any idea how they got in there in the first place???

I have had a few cameras and some of them have been on a shelf for 10+ years, but I never had ants.  Yikes

I guess this tells us a little about any weather sealing on the 5D.
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Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2014, 06:35:52 PM »
No idea.  We have a lot of ants around here, I live in a bush area.  I'm diabetic so used to carry a muesli bar in my bag so maybe that attracted them.  It was sealed in it's packet though and I have never had ants around any of the other snacks I have secreted around the place.

I think I have evicted most of them as I haven't spotted any for a while now - I sat with my wife's point and shoot to get the video craved by earlier posters and failed to see any.

Given that I only ever saw them externally on the camera or in the viewfinder I guess it does speak well for the weather sealing.  No ants ever made it into the main part of the camera despite nesting next door.
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Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2014, 06:35:52 PM »