Hibernating ants outside

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AdamKnapp
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Hibernating ants outside

Post: # 33261Post AdamKnapp
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:18 pm

Hello! I have no means of hibernating my ants. I can't keep them in the fridge and a don't have a cold enough room to store them. Could I keep them outside assuming they are protected from the elements? Also, when they start hibernating should I keep food in their test tube? I gave them a bunch of food 3 weeks ago and they are running out of honey.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Hibernating ants outside

Post: # 33264Post Batspiderfish
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:11 am

What species are you keeping?
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

AdamKnapp
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Re: Hibernating ants outside

Post: # 33270Post AdamKnapp
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:37 pm

I keep camponotus castaneus and lasius neoniger.

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