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Post: # 32188Post AdamKnapp
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:26 pm

Should I hibernate my ants now? I currently have a camponotus colony that has been eating a lot of food recently but now, they don't go to their out world anymore.

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Re: Hibernation

Post: # 32189Post AdamKnapp
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:27 pm

btw i live in virginia. thanks! :D

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Re: Hibernation

Post: # 32268Post idahoantgirl
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:15 pm

wait till you stop seeing ants outside. in the spring when you see ants outside again, you can bring them out of hibernation
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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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Re: Hibernation

Post: # 32498Post xTNxANTMANx
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:44 am

My Camponotus and Formica both have done what you have described. I am in the process of getting my colonies into hibernation but it seems my Tetramorium and Crematogasater are still doing their thing....but to you question, id say yes, it is that time and certainly sounds like they know it too lol. I live in TN and so I'm experiencing the same weather/climate. Anyways my friend, good luck.
Camponotus subbarbatus
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x4
Lasius sp
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Dorymyrmex bureni

Formica pallidefulva
Unknown sp x2

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