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Ikespike
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New ants in november

Post: # 74773Post Ikespike
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:20 pm

Hi. And thanks for letting me into the AntsCanada colony :-)

My son was given some messor barbarous ants in November. We have done a lot of reading but are beginners. They were in a tube - queen and about 30 workers. They moved into their nest soon after and hav been collecting seeds since. He REALLY loves these little guys but we're not sure about something.

The instructions we got were a bit ambiguous in whether they need to hibernate or not.

The queen stopped laying when they moved but they workers are still moving about.

My 10 year old is a worrier and we just want to do the right thing. They are at room temp just now. All advice really apreciated. Thanks - from Scotland

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Re: New ants in november

Post: # 74781Post AM1C39
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:04 am

You should put them in a room were it is slightly cold but not to cold. You have noting to worry about even if you do not hibernate them they will act sluggish and start to slow down.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

Ikespike
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Re: New ants in november

Post: # 74784Post Ikespike
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:11 pm

Thank you so much :-). We'll do that.

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