Hibernate temperature

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AntViking
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Hibernate temperature

Post: # 31836Post AntViking
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:33 pm

So I am in Canada and am keeping a colony of camponotus penn. I have recently moved and no longer have a convenient cellar for which to hibernate them in. The min fridge i have (bachelor life man) only gets up to a max of around 4.4 C (or 40 F for all you 'mericans in the community)

think they will survive okay for their 4-5 month hibernation. I mean it gets pretty freaking cold here so I was thinking it would be okay. But I'd love a second opinion and perhaps someone a little more experienced with fridge hibernation? Only one ive tried was able to get to around 12 C

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Re: Hibernate temperature

Post: # 31888Post AntViking
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:25 am

B-b-bumped

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Re: Hibernate temperature

Post: # 32004Post AntViking
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:20 pm

Guess it's a mystery haha :)

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Re: Hibernate temperature

Post: # 32132Post Delphie
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:18 pm

I keep mine in a wine cooler so I can gradually lower the temperature. The lowest it goes is 10C, which seems to be a recommended temperature.

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