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idahoantgirl
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when should I hibernate my lasius neoniger queen?

Post: # 3540Post idahoantgirl
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:26 pm

Hi, So I have a lasius neoniger queen, and I was wondering when I should put her in the garage to hibernate. temperatures this week where I'm at will be 82 high and 39 low. Generally the temperatures will be in the sixties to seventies. What temperatures should it be when I hibernate her?
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Re: when should I hibernate my lasius neoniger queen?

Post: # 3547Post WillWithAnts
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:01 pm

Once it starts to consistently get cool and you don't see insects often outside. I live in South Dakota and I will probably start the hibernation process at the end of this month.
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Re: when should I hibernate my lasius neoniger queen?

Post: # 3550Post Ants4fun
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:47 am

Cool, I also live in south dakota! I like to hibernate them earlier, so they can wake up in like December, and get an early start to the year.

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Re: when should I hibernate my lasius neoniger queen?

Post: # 3623Post WillWithAnts
Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:18 am

I like to hibernate them earlier, so they can wake up in like December, and get an early start to the year.
So when are you planning on it? Maybe I'll try that.
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Re: when should I hibernate my lasius neoniger queen?

Post: # 35224Post AntsDakota
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:01 am

Ants4fun wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:47 am
Cool, I also live in south dakota! I like to hibernate them earlier, so they can wake up in like December, and get an early start to the year.
So do I!
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