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Lasius Niger hibernating above 5c

Post: # 32662Post JayFPS
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:10 pm

I'm living in the UK and winters here can sometimes go below 5 degrees Celsius, keeping them cold would happen by me moving them into the shed, how should i keep the temperature above 5 degrees?
I also would like to know how I would move the tank without disturbing them too much? I don't know if they have moved out the test tube permanently, yet.

the shed is not insulated, so i thought maybe a few blankets to cover them would be okay?

EDIT: i thought i should mention that they were supposed to be hibernated this month...
The queen still has unhatched eggs and is laying more, should i keep feeding her the protein jelly?

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Re: Lasius Niger hibernating above 5c

Post: # 32675Post PTasker15
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:39 am

They Have A Clock In They're Minds.Leave Them Somewhere Between 7°C And 13°C.
My current ants
Pogonomyrmex Barbatus
Psudomyrmex Graccilis
Temnothroax Longiveps
Tetramourium Bicarinatum
Pheidole Moerens
Pheidole Obscuriothorax
Brachymyrmex Patgonicus
Camponotus Decipens,And Castanus.


Re: Lasius Niger hibernating above 5c

Post: # 32802Post JayFPS
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:05 pm

I've gotten them down to 16 roughly during the day, British houses are small and so I don't have a room that is not heated unless the whole house isn't. I have taken them out of the shed (it was reaching 6 degrees and its not even proper winter yet) and put them in a utility cupboard/shelf-room hoping this would help. Its the best I can do atm.

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