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Should I hibernate my ants?

Post: # 17572Post AntsSA
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:43 pm

So in cape town where I live it is gonna be the official start of Autumn in a few days and I was wondering if I should hibernate my black sugar ants over winter?
If I should hibernate them when shall I start and when should I take them out again?
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Re: Should I hibernate my ants?

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Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:19 pm

Not sure yet but I am open to replies.
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Re: Should I hibernate my ants?

Post: # 17622Post idahoantgirl
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:05 pm

if you live in a place that actually has a type of winter then you should hibernate your ants. In general, you start hibernation when you stop seeing ants and other bugs outside and take them out when you start see ants reappear.
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: Should I hibernate my ants?

Post: # 17627Post Martialis
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:30 pm

Seeing as South Africa has a temperate climate, I'd go ahead and hibernate them.
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Re: Should I hibernate my ants?

Post: # 17634Post AntsSA
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:26 pm

Ok should I start when they start slowing down?
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Re: Should I hibernate my ants?

Post: # 17996Post idahoantgirl
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:32 am

generally you should begin when you stop seeing ants outside. you can take them out again when ants reappear.
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: Should I hibernate my ants?

Post: # 18326Post AntsSA
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:15 pm

Thanks for your help fellow ant keepers
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