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Damage Due To Ants
« on: Mar 22, 2002 at 05:48 PM »
Pesteng Langgam!!  >:(  I was getting out my Amadeus DVD and when I opened the case, NYAH! Binahayan ng langgam!! The things were all over inside the case and on the disc surface laying eggs/hibernating. There were hundreds of minute wiggly worm things on it.  I cleaned the disc throroughly with clean rag with a little bit of water to wash the gooey liquid that the damned things left behind. When I look at it there's no apparent physical damage and as far as I can see, I've already cleaned the surface thoroughly of any dirt/liquid/worm ant corpses/whatever. I try to play it and does start out OK.  But halfway through the affected side, the DVD pixelates and stops playing. I forward a bit and the later chapters play.

What do you guys suggest I do, aside from mass ant massacre which I've already done?
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Re:Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #1 on: Mar 22, 2002 at 07:09 PM »
Not to make light of the situation, komikero, but you could take this as a sign:

" Warner Home Video brings you a 2-disc Director's Cut of Amadeus

It is time to retire the old 1997 flipper DVD release of the highly inspired drama Amadeus as Warner Home Video is preparing a new Directors Cut 2-disc Special Edition for this film.
Directed by Milos Forman, Amadeus is the gripping and dramatic period epic, telling the story and celebrating the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This marvelous winner of eight Academy Awards portrays the rivalry between the genius Mozart (Tom Hulce) and the jealous court composer Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) who may have ruined Mozart's career and shortened his life.
No details or release date have been announced for this eagerly awaited DVD yet, but as always we will keep you posted on the details as they become available."



 

 
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Re:Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #2 on: Mar 24, 2002 at 12:40 AM »
where they black or red ants?
kasi swerte daw yung red! :D
this is a 1st for me...
have you tried those dvd scratch repair kits?

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Re:Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #3 on: Mar 24, 2002 at 07:02 AM »
uhm....i think black ants ang swerte hindi red.  :)

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Re:Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2002 at 05:18 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D

Arrrggghhh!! Me thinks its also the black ones that are lucky!!!  

Arrrrggghhh!! I hate those ants!!!  

Hey komikero...better watch out for those ants...they just keep coming back....after their "home" has been devastated...they just move to another place to multiply and hibernate!!  Better check your other discs!!  These ants love staying in dark places.!!

I hope the dvd cleaners do help you get your disc on the go again!!  

Good luck!!

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Re:Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #5 on: Jun 20, 2002 at 11:02 PM »
OMG  :o , i think i saw a coupld of ants on my DVD cabinet :o, but i just shrugged it off thinking, "hey it's just a few ants"  ???. geez, i better check mine quick. maybe that's why chapter 14 of my vanishing criterion isn't working  ???  ???


P.S. i just couldn't resist komikero, sorry  :-X ....you might say your DVDs had a BUG  ;D ;D ;D  ::)
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Re:Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #6 on: Jun 21, 2002 at 12:28 PM »
I also had that experience with my Matrix R3 disc.  Pero di ko na nakita ang mga langgam, kaya di ko alam kung red o black.  Washed the disc with tap water.  Voilla, ok na uli, although the cardboard case edges' print was a bit damaged. ;)

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Re: Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #7 on: Oct 09, 2005 at 07:13 PM »
Just happened lang kanina. When I removed the ants and their "stuff", nagkagasgas disk ko huhuhuhu. Anyway, I just washed it with water. Ok na siya.

Bakit kaya bnabahayan ng ants ang dvd case? The eggs were placed on the reflective layer grrrrrrrr.   >:(
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Re: Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #8 on: Oct 10, 2005 at 07:35 PM »
I think resealable plastic can prevent this problem. I also experienced ants in my Antz dvd (joke), in my Wild Wild West dvd. Before kc di naka plastic mga dvd ko...so ngayon okay na. Binabahayan sya i think kc di madalas panoorin hehehe (joke). Check nyo from time to time.
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Re: Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #9 on: Oct 10, 2005 at 07:54 PM »
Weird.  I also saw some ants in my DVD boxes.  I checked for some leftover food but there were none so I just dismissed it.  There were too few ants to have a colony, I thought.  Now I'm going to have to open and check each and every DVD just to check. 

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Re: Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #10 on: Oct 19, 2005 at 02:03 PM »
thnx for this story, ill check mine too when i get home
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Re: Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #11 on: Oct 19, 2005 at 03:38 PM »
aaarrrghhh.... this happened to me too.......fortunately its not a dvd i often watch...... though i havent tried washing the disc with water pa...jaz wiped the darn thing out of my discs....which reminds me...have to do a check on my dvds later.....

kasi yun books ko on the lower part of the cabinet eh pinagbahayan na nang ants (actually yun harry potter books ko) kaya i did a cleansing a few months ago....time to check again

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Re: Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #12 on: Oct 25, 2005 at 03:47 PM »
matatamis ba dvds natin  ;D  haven't experienced this yet, wala ata kaming langgam sa apartment  ::)  pero merong maliliit na daga  >:(  nakain na ba ng daga mga dvd cases nyo  ;D  mas grabe ata damage nun

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Re: Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #13 on: Nov 01, 2005 at 11:29 AM »
because of this thread im being paranoid with ants near my dvds lately  ;D

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Re: Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #14 on: Nov 02, 2005 at 07:47 AM »
because of this thread im being paranoid with ants near my dvds lately  ;D

hehehehe. actually, the reason why ants got in my dvd was because i jaz left my dvd lying around the house....unlike before, asa cabinet na sya  ;D

yun nga lang...mukhang gustong magbasa ng harry potter ng langgam kaya asa spine sya ng harry potter books ko kahit asa loob ng cabinet  :(

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Re: Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #15 on: Nov 04, 2005 at 10:25 PM »
hehehehe. actually, the reason why ants got in my dvd was because i jaz left my dvd lying around the house....unlike before, asa cabinet na sya  ;D

yun nga lang...mukhang gustong magbasa ng harry potter ng langgam kaya asa spine sya ng harry potter books ko kahit asa loob ng cabinet  :(

then we'll just have to separate our books and dvds  ;)  LOTR trilogy kaya  ;D

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Re: Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #16 on: Aug 18, 2012 at 05:37 PM »
PESTENG LANGGAM!!! nangyayari din ito sa akin. Pero maunti lang sila. Remedy ko hipan ang back side ng Disc. Voila.

P.S. Nangyari ito sa akin ngayon mga ilang buwan kapag hindi ko nililinis ang table ko sa aking kwarto, o yong Cabinet na pinaglalagyan ko...
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Re: Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #17 on: Aug 18, 2012 at 11:43 PM »
Not to be the harbinger of bad tidings but there's a reason behind these 'infestations'.

Due to ROHS / Environmental compliance, most DVD manufacturers contracted by these big media outfits (the disc itself) shifted from inorganic based chemicals to organic chemicals to make the polycarbonate discs.

Alas, some of these chemicals emit a scent that is 'attractive' to ants.

I personally have experienced original DVDs being swarmed by ants, and yet they dont even bother the quiapo DVDs beside it.

Same is true for new laptops/gadgets - the ants love the keyboard membrane and soft plastic parts of remotes,camera controls, even the rubber 'feet' of Amps / AVRs / CD-DVD players / Speakers, because the softener for the rubber material is also organic based.

The only solution I know is fight nature with nature - citronella oil (a natural pesticide/repellent) sprayed and let dry on the areas where you store your stuff, or where you have placed your gears.
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Re: Damage Due To Ants
« Reply #18 on: Aug 19, 2012 at 05:11 AM »
Nice recommendation. Im hoping that this will completely help prevent ants to go to our things