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Idahoantguy
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When to hibernate?

Post: # 31776Post Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:57 pm

Hello everyone,
It is starting to get colder up here in Idaho, and I was noticing that my ant colonies are starting to slow down. I wasn’t sure about when to start hibernating them but I just put them down in our basement today. Are there any issues if the temperature isn’t right for hibernation, does it damage the colony? Also I asked this before but should I feed the colonies one last time? I’m trying it out on one of mine. Lastly, they are Tetramorium sp. E, if that makes a difference.
Thanks!
Founding:
Tetramorium immigrans x1
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans x5

Anything but tetramorium please :cry:

idahoantgirl
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Location: Idaho, USA

Re: When to hibernate?

Post: # 31781Post idahoantgirl
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:34 pm

Idahoantguy wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:57 pm
Hello everyone,
It is starting to get colder up here in Idaho, and I was noticing that my ant colonies are starting to slow down. I wasn’t sure about when to start hibernating them but I just put them down in our basement today. Are there any issues if the temperature isn’t right for hibernation, does it damage the colony? Also I asked this before but should I feed the colonies one last time? I’m trying it out on one of mine. Lastly, they are Tetramorium sp. E, if that makes a difference.
Thanks!
The general rule is to wait till you don't see ants outside. My colony of Tetramorium hasnt slowed down yet so I'm keeping them in my room for now.. Probably in the next couple weeks though I will put them in.
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

Idahoantguy
Posts: 120
Joined: Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:48 am
Location: Idaho

Re: When to hibernate?

Post: # 31783Post Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:56 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:34 pm
Idahoantguy wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:57 pm
Hello everyone,
It is starting to get colder up here in Idaho, and I was noticing that my ant colonies are starting to slow down. I wasn’t sure about when to start hibernating them but I just put them down in our basement today. Are there any issues if the temperature isn’t right for hibernation, does it damage the colony? Also I asked this before but should I feed the colonies one last time? I’m trying it out on one of mine. Lastly, they are Tetramorium sp. E, if that makes a difference.
Thanks!
The general rule is to wait till you don't see ants outside. My colony of Tetramorium hasnt slowed down yet so I'm keeping them in my room for now.. Probably in the next couple weeks though I will put them in.
Ok
Founding:
Tetramorium immigrans x1
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans x5

Anything but tetramorium please :cry:

idahoantgirl
Posts: 945
Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:52 am
Location: Idaho, USA

Re: When to hibernate?

Post: # 32934Post idahoantgirl
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:00 pm

Idahoantguy wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:56 pm
idahoantgirl wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:34 pm
Idahoantguy wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:57 pm
Hello everyone,
It is starting to get colder up here in Idaho, and I was noticing that my ant colonies are starting to slow down. I wasn’t sure about when to start hibernating them but I just put them down in our basement today. Are there any issues if the temperature isn’t right for hibernation, does it damage the colony? Also I asked this before but should I feed the colonies one last time? I’m trying it out on one of mine. Lastly, they are Tetramorium sp. E, if that makes a difference.
Thanks!
The general rule is to wait till you don't see ants outside. My colony of Tetramorium hasnt slowed down yet so I'm keeping them in my room for now.. Probably in the next couple weeks though I will put them in.
Ok
My ants are in hibernation now btw
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

Idahoantguy
Posts: 120
Joined: Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:48 am
Location: Idaho

Re: When to hibernate?

Post: # 32956Post Idahoantguy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:19 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:00 pm
Idahoantguy wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:56 pm
idahoantgirl wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:34 pm

The general rule is to wait till you don't see ants outside. My colony of Tetramorium hasnt slowed down yet so I'm keeping them in my room for now.. Probably in the next couple weeks though I will put them in.
Ok
My ants are in hibernation now btw
Ok me too
Founding:
Tetramorium immigrans x1
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans x5

Anything but tetramorium please :cry:

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