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Hibernation

Post: # 26872Post Jadeninja9
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:08 am

I emailed Brian Fisher and asked him what hibernation is like for the ants here. In the Bay, there's this thing called an Indian Summer where Autumn stays hot, and it doesn't get cold until winter. In fact, September, October, and November are some of the hottest months. What he told me was very interesting:

"Unlike in more cooler regions, ants do not hibernate in the Bay area but life cycles such a reproduction (when winged queens and males are produced) and foraging patterns are determined by the weather and climate."

I thought that was really interesting and awesome. I still have to hibernate my colony though since their from Sacramento lol.
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Re: Hibernation

Post: # 26879Post AntsOnTheCoast
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:04 am

Something I did not know! Funny, because ants don't hibernate here, and I never really looked into it a lot.

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Re: Hibernation

Post: # 26912Post Jadeninja9
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:51 am

AntsOnTheCoast wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:04 am
Something I did not know! Funny, because ants don't hibernate here, and I never really looked into it a lot.
It's gonna make raising Bay Area Camponotus colonies a lot easier too
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Re: Hibernation

Post: # 26923Post Jadeninja9
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:45 pm

AntsOnTheCoast wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:04 am
Something I did not know! Funny, because ants don't hibernate here, and I never really looked into it a lot.
We're gonna get tons of nuptial flights in Fall lol
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Re: Hibernation

Post: # 31997Post IntotheAM
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:47 pm

Hello,

I just found this post and I have 3 very young colonies (30 to 40 workers each) of Tetramorium ants. I have been wondering what to do with them as winter approaches (insert photo of Ned Stark). Will my ants go into hibernation, and if they do, what should I do with them to assist them in hibernation? Or, do ants in the Bay Area stay warm enough for that not to be an issue?
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