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Red Fire Ant Nest Dirt
Seraphin Station

Red Fire Ant Nest Dirt

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Red fire ants are used in Southern-style rootwork for enemy work, as you might expect from a curio involving this invasive species with its painful bite. Fire ants and fire ant nest dirt are used to agitate and irritate a target and are often associated with tricks to  "run somebody crazy" so they are never relaxing/settling/getting comfortable and are always agitated -- beyond movement and into mind and mood, as well.

While ants can be used in workings that aren't enemy tricks, I wouldn't use red fire ants for those, myself - I'd use a different, less aggressive/ouchy species, but YMMV.

I do not use any poisons or anything dangerous in the gathering or packaging of this ant nest curio. I gather these very carefully, with appropriate containers, in distinct phases so there is a 0% chance any of these ants are still alive when the jar comes into my house. 

Once it does, it goes into a different airtight container where it stays until I need to use it or package it up for someone's shipment, so there's even less of a chance any of them are alive at that point, usually months later. Bottom line, your glass vial full of red ant nest dirt may or may not contain any insect carcasses, but it will not contain any living ants.

The number of actual ants I scoop up compared to the dirt just depends on what's available and how established the nest is. Their bites really suck so I don't spend any longer fishing for ant bodies in the capture than I have to. I simply scoop up as much nest as I can safely and quickly and seal it up carefully.

Exact composition and weight will vary since these are natural curios and insects don't do things to spec.

The actual color of the dirt can and will vary, too. They sometimes build nests in red dirt, but they don't always. Sometimes they build them in your tomato seedlings' lovely potting soil or in the sandy earth near your chicken coop or in the rich humus heaps you were looking forward to amending your broccoli patch with. No, my garden's doing just fine this year, I'm not bitter - why? ;)

  • Small Corked Bottle: You'll receive a corked glass vial similar to the ones pictured. The vials can vary slightly depending on stock/supplier, but yours will be at least 20 mls capacity (which is a little over half a fluid ounce by volume, which is the size of my condition oil bottles; the two pictured on the right are both about 20 mls).
  • Small Bag: 2x3 plastic zipper bag, contains ~1 oz.


SHIPPING / HANDLING TIMES: Please note published handling times, which start at 5 business days and will be longer for large and/or custom orders. Why? Two reasons.

One, I make all my formulas in tiny batches. For instance, I don't decant my oil out of the mother bottle into a customer's bottle until an order's been placed. Nearly everything I carry is hand-made or hand-blended by me, from recipes I have learned or developed over the course of a lifetime spent around this work. I handle all the stages of formula creation and order fulfillment myself from start to finish and bless each individual item myself for every order.

The payoff for your patience is that you get fresh blends and powerful products made the old fashioned way, by hand and with focused intent, by a worker with 35 years of experience who is paying personal attention to *your* items. And that personal attention is my goal, not one- or two-day turnaround.

Two, I live in the middle of nowhere, seriously. Sometimes the dirt road scares delivery drivers, especially after a storm, and UPS drivers have marked packages I've ordered undeliverable more than a couple of times. The postal service has just plain skipped my house before if they didn't have anything to drop off, so they didn't pick up what I had ready to go out. One of the service crew at my ISP is afraid of my chickens, stuff like that. So I have to count on time-eating disruptions out here.

LEGALESE: For external use only. Keep away from children. All items are sold as curios and/or for educational purposes in the study of folklore and popular religion. I use these items myself, though - I don't sell anything I haven't used myself - and repeat customers have sworn by my line of traditional formulas since I started selling them online in 2002. Nearly everything I carry is hand-made or hand-blended by me, from recipes I have learned or developed over the course of a lifetime spent around this work and 35 years of performing it myself.

MORE INFO / KEEP IN TOUCH:  Find more information on various spiritual products and their uses, plus over ten years' worth of articles about folklore, folk magic, and popular religion, through the blog. You can also keep up with any issues that might affect shipping/processing times, read lots of articles on hoodoo, and sign up for our newsletter for subscriber-only goodies.

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