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Should I hibernate my ants?

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:43 pm
by AntsSA
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?
Thanks

Re: Should I hibernate my ants?

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:19 pm
by AntsSA
Not sure yet but I am open to replies.

Re: Should I hibernate my ants?

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:05 pm
by idahoantgirl
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.

Re: Should I hibernate my ants?

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:30 pm
by Martialis
Seeing as South Africa has a temperate climate, I'd go ahead and hibernate them.

Re: Should I hibernate my ants?

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:26 pm
by AntsSA
Ok should I start when they start slowing down?

Re: Should I hibernate my ants?

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:32 am
by idahoantgirl
generally you should begin when you stop seeing ants outside. you can take them out again when ants reappear.

Re: Should I hibernate my ants?

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:15 pm
by AntsSA
Thanks for your help fellow ant keepers