Brood and Hibernation

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UnrealSparks
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Brood and Hibernation

Post: # 53427Post UnrealSparks
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:54 am

I'm trying to prepare for hibernation different colonies but some of them still have cocoons (but no eggs, only larvae), so I haven't put them in a cold place yet.
Should I wait for the coocoons to hatch or will they do fine through hibernation? Because I've seen people waiting for them to hatch.
Keeping the following species:

- Messor Barbarus
- Pheidole Pallidula
- Camponotus Barbaricus
- Lasius Niger
- Lasius Flavus
- Lasius Emarginatus

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Re: Brood and Hibernation

Post: # 53461Post PwnerPie
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:07 pm

wait if you can. From my underatanding the pupae will die, larvae will not
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2x Camponotus Sp

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2x Formica Sp
1x Myrmica Sp
1x Tetramorium Sp

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UnrealSparks
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Re: Brood and Hibernation

Post: # 53462Post UnrealSparks
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:54 pm

Ok, sure, I'll wait for the last 6 cocoons to hatch. Thanks for the tip!
Keeping the following species:

- Messor Barbarus
- Pheidole Pallidula
- Camponotus Barbaricus
- Lasius Niger
- Lasius Flavus
- Lasius Emarginatus

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