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Lasius niger hibernation

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#1 Offline Rubenvis24 - Posted October 30 2017 - 1:17 PM



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I know I'm a little late with putting my ants in hibernation, but this is my first year of ant keeping and hibernation was the only thing I wasn't prepared for.

How cold can I let my L. niger colony hibernate? And do I have to lower the temperature gradually? They're at about 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit) right now and I plan to stick them in the fridge at around 10 °C (50 °F). Will that give them a huge temperature shock or will they be alright? The colony has around 20 workers and a queen (obviously).

Edited by Rubenvis24, October 31 2017 - 1:35 AM.

#2 Offline Chicken_eater100 - Posted October 30 2017 - 2:04 PM


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Depends, if it's just the queen then just throw it in the fridge.

Edited by Chicken_eater100, October 30 2017 - 2:04 PM.

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