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Hibernating Cataglyphis?


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#1 Offline NikolaBale - Posted December 6 2017 - 2:25 PM

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Hey guys i live in south europe i have a cataglyhis nodus colony a queen and 2 workers i don't know if i need to hibernate them or not on some websites they say yes on some no so pls if someone  knows for sure i rly need the info.

 

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#2 Offline Serafine - Posted December 6 2017 - 3:19 PM

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If you're not sure just leave them at room temperature (around 20°C).
Young ant colonies even from temperate regions often don't really hibernate during their first winter when kept at higher temperatures and it doesn't do them much harm.
Next year it will be a lot more obvious if your ants want to hibernate or not.
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