Ants & Winter

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BioZone
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Ants & Winter

Post: # 15440Post BioZone
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:30 pm

I have a question to ask do worker ants live longer in the winter months much like honey bees do ?

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Re: Ants & Winter

Post: # 15447Post Serafine
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:09 am

Most larger ant workers like Camponotus live for 2-3 years, so winter is just a season for them.

Ants workers that live less long (like the 4 month fire ants) most likely do not age much while hibernating, otherwise half the whole colony would be gone by spring.
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