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AdamKnapp
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Location: USA Va

Hibernation

Post: # 32188Post AdamKnapp
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:26 pm

Should I hibernate my ants now? I currently have a camponotus colony that has been eating a lot of food recently but now, they don't go to their out world anymore.

AdamKnapp
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Location: USA Va

Re: Hibernation

Post: # 32189Post AdamKnapp
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:27 pm

btw i live in virginia. thanks! :D

idahoantgirl
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Location: Idaho, USA

Re: Hibernation

Post: # 32268Post idahoantgirl
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:15 pm

wait till you stop seeing ants outside. in the spring when you see ants outside again, you can bring them out of hibernation
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

xTNxANTMANx
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Location: Western Tennessee

Re: Hibernation

Post: # 32498Post xTNxANTMANx
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:44 am

My Camponotus and Formica both have done what you have described. I am in the process of getting my colonies into hibernation but it seems my Tetramorium and Crematogasater are still doing their thing....but to you question, id say yes, it is that time and certainly sounds like they know it too lol. I live in TN and so I'm experiencing the same weather/climate. Anyways my friend, good luck.
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.

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