Camponotus Turkestanus Hibernation?

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Camponotus Turkestanus Hibernation?

Post: # 38810Post jameswood1
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:04 am

Hi guys, currently it is early summer where I live but I was wondering if anyone knew if Camponotus Turkestanus Hibernate or not, different sites have different answers ?

Thanks for an help.

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Re: Camponotus Turkestanus Hibernation?

Post: # 38910Post AntsLuxembourg
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:36 am

I must say that it actually is a 50% chance that they do or don't hibernate so I think you should see if there are any changes. I've seen in one of the shops it was noted that they hibernate from november to march so you could actually try to lower the temperature at least a bit during that time. Or you see how it goes with the first year.

There also might be a chance that this species is quite unique and they do hibernate in some regions of the world while they don't hibernate in others. That would explain at least why each webside tells us another story. :lol:
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony. After the research you can still go and fetsh a colony from one of your local GAN-Farmers.

Founding colonies:
10 - Lasius Niger Colony
1 - Messor Barbarus

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