Hibernating Nylanderia spp

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Hibernating Nylanderia spp

Post: # 32606Post Blackwing24
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:31 pm

So earlier this year I caught a Nylanderia spp queen, and she has thus far done well in founding a colony. If I understand correctly, they originally come from a more tropical area, but are an invasive species here in the Northeastern US. So, seeing as how hibernation season is more or less upon us, I want to make sure that it's safe to hibernate this specific species before I go ahead and do it. If it is, is there anything in particular I need to be mindful of, or can I keep them in hibernation the same way I would other species that are local to this region?

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Re: Hibernating Nylanderia spp

Post: # 32643Post idahoantgirl
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:11 am

If they are able to survive in the wild in your area, then they will be able to and should go through hibernation. Just place her with your other species.
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.

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