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TippyDisc911
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Location: Oak Forest, Illinois, Usa

When and how without fridge

Post: # 32842Post TippyDisc911
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:16 pm

Hey I’m keeping some colony’s in test tubes (ones in plastic test tube and other in glass test tube) and I’m from Illinois, should I be hibernating them it’s usally around 40f to 20f degrees in the winter. I also need to know how to hibernate them without a fridge/mini fridge. And yes I own a fridge but it’s packed with food and I can’t fit them in it.

Also on the nest and fourmicarium page I have a topic if you guys can check it out (it’s the “plastic naturalistic” one)
Keeping:
Formica subsericea: 1 worker
Tetramourium Immigrans: (soon to be colony)
solenopsis molesta: (soon to be colony)

"The ant's a centaur in his dragon world"-Ezra Pound

Dream species: Atta Texana

idahoantgirl
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Location: Idaho, USA

Re: When and how without fridge

Post: # 32843Post idahoantgirl
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:31 pm

TippyDisc911 wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:16 pm
Hey I’m keeping some colony’s in test tubes (ones in plastic test tube and other in glass test tube) and I’m from Illinois, should I be hibernating them it’s usally around 40f to 20f degrees in the winter. I also need to know how to hibernate them without a fridge/mini fridge. And yes I own a fridge but it’s packed with food and I can’t fit them in it.

Also on the nest and fourmicarium page I have a topic if you guys can check it out (it’s the “plastic naturalistic” one)
I use my garage. this only works if your garage is not heated. I hear you can also use an attic or crawlspace. You should hibernate your ants when your local ants start hibernating. When you stop seeing ants outside, stick them into hibernation. Bring them out again when you see ants outside in spring.
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

TippyDisc911
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:23 am
Location: Oak Forest, Illinois, Usa

Re: When and how without fridge

Post: # 32850Post TippyDisc911
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:30 pm

Ok thanks
Keeping:
Formica subsericea: 1 worker
Tetramourium Immigrans: (soon to be colony)
solenopsis molesta: (soon to be colony)

"The ant's a centaur in his dragon world"-Ezra Pound

Dream species: Atta Texana

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