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AntMan12
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Hibernation

Post: # 32862Post AntMan12
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:44 pm

I have a young colony of crematogaster ceraci and they are in a test tube setup with about 70 workers. When should I hibernate the this year and how thank you for your help

xTNxANTMANx
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Location: Western Tennessee

Re: Hibernation

Post: # 32865Post xTNxANTMANx
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:10 am

Its good to put them into hibernation when you stop seeing your local ants out and about. Just a general rule...and take them out when you start seeing ants again.
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Crematogaster missouriensis
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Lasius sp x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Unknown sp.

idahoantgirl
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Location: Idaho, USA

Re: Hibernation

Post: # 32868Post idahoantgirl
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:28 am

just put them in an unheated area. a shed, garage, or crawlspace works well.
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.

Keeper of Tetramorium Immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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