Do i need to hibernate my Iridomyrmex ants in Perth, WA

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AntNoobster
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Do i need to hibernate my Iridomyrmex ants in Perth, WA

Post: # 35877Post AntNoobster
Sat May 12, 2018 4:06 am

Do i need to hibernate my Iridomyrmex ants in Perth. There is winter here and the coldest it gets is 13°C. How do i hibernate them if i need to. PLZ HELP
"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." Proverbs 6:6-8


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Re: Do i need to hibernate my Iridomyrmex ants in Perth, WA

Post: # 35975Post antnest8
Tue May 15, 2018 2:34 pm

i would just watch your ants if they get sluggish or their is no brood development just take of any heat cable they have and cover their nest just in case but still provide food and water (again just in case)
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