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DVeljacic

Hibernation

Post: # 4059Post DVeljacic
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:01 pm

Hi everyone :-)
With winter on its way I'm starting to think about hibernation for the ants.
I'm thinking mid November should be a good time for it. But I'm curious about brood.
My queens each have large broods; what do I do if there are still eggs and what not when it comes time to put them down? Do I wait for the queens to stop producing and all brood to be gone? Or does brood hibernate also?

DVeljacic

Re: Hibernation

Post: # 4065Post DVeljacic
Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:18 pm

Oh shoot Jonathan, I totally forgot to say. They are Lasius sp.

GriffinAnt

Re: Hibernation

Post: # 4068Post GriffinAnt
Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:23 am

its my understanding that when ants hybernate , they just slow right down , stop lying eggs and any devolping eggs larva etc still get tended to thou their devolpment is also slowed right down. however i could be wrong as i am sometimes being that i am only human. :shock: :shock: :D

DVeljacic

Re: Hibernation

Post: # 4072Post DVeljacic
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:49 am

Awesome, thanks GriffinAnt. I appreciate Your time

DVeljacic

Re: Hibernation

Post: # 4077Post DVeljacic
Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:44 pm

Thank-You Jonathan, I appreciate it

GriffinAnt

Re: Hibernation

Post: # 4078Post GriffinAnt
Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:56 pm

most welcome

Mistymoore

Re: Hibernation

Post: # 4685Post Mistymoore
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:37 pm

What is the size of heating cable fits into the hybrid nest small

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Re: Hibernation

Post: # 4687Post ooper01
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:31 pm

Mistymoore wrote:What is the size of heating cable fits into the hybrid nest small
The opening for the heat cable in the Hybrid nest is 9mm diameter. I'm not familiar with any heat cables but the Zoo Med ones. The little bulbous end on the one shown here is about 7mm and fits easily into the opening in the Hybrid.
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