Weird hibernation behavior

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antnest8
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Weird hibernation behavior

Post: # 33356Post antnest8
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:21 am

My campanotus queen (which I had for a year now) lost all of her workers before hibernation. I've been kinda lazy and just shoved them on a hidden corner in my room (not even a cold place) and my queen laid eggs? I've read that queens don't lay eggs in hibernation and that the brood doesn't develop. any answers to this phenomenon?
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Re: Weird hibernation behavior

Post: # 33472Post antnest8
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:26 am

bump
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Re: Weird hibernation behavior

Post: # 33532Post notmyidea
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:31 pm

Well, she's probably not hibernating because you are not keeping her cold. She may be sluggish because she is supposed to be hibernating but she is probably confused and started laying eggs assuming that the warmth means Spring is here.

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Re: Weird hibernation behavior

Post: # 33534Post antnest8
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:49 pm

hmm I guess that was the only logical reason. I heard that they have a biological clock in them and they will hibernate anyway.
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Re: Weird hibernation behavior

Post: # 33726Post colo3000
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:28 am

antnest8 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:49 pm
hmm I guess that was the only logical reason. I heard that they have a biological clock in them and they will hibernate anyway.
The biological clock makes them slow down, but without a drop in temperature, they won’t actually enter hibernation.
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Re: Weird hibernation behavior

Post: # 33733Post antnest8
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:18 pm

ok thanks
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