Hibernation tips

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AntsRomania1999
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Hibernation tips

Post: # 32812Post AntsRomania1999
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:07 am

Hello guys !

I would like to know if I can hibernate my colonies of of formica lemani, lasius niger, lasius flavus queen, solenopsis fugax queens in the fridge
Knowing that ant species have different preferences you think they can hibernate together ?
In my fridge there are 6 degrees
My colonies :
lasius niger x3
formica cunicularia
tetramorium sp x2
myrmica sp (founding)

My dream species -- Polyergus rufescens

antsRlife
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Re: Hibernation tips

Post: # 32818Post antsRlife
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:36 pm

that might work, but you've got to slowly cool it down and see what temperature they like.
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex bicknelli
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

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