Ponera Pennsylvannica hibernation?

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Ponera Pennsylvannica hibernation?

Post: # 31008Post kykel09
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:55 am

I have a Ponera Pennsylvanica with at least one larvae at the moment. I don't know if she has more due to a sand substrate I'm providing her.

However, I'm not sure if her species hibernates. She is my first semi-claustral species. Does anyone know if this species hibernates?
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Re: Ponera Pennsylvannica hibernation?

Post: # 31016Post Brentywenty
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:42 am

Is the ant native to the country you live in, then this question: are the winters in your country cold or not and I also heard that if it's a tropical ant you don't hibernate it. That's my advise, I'm very sorry if my advice has killed your queen. You can wait for advice of a real pro. It's your choice.

Love to help, Brentywenty :D
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