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Best Answer StayLoki , March 1 2018 - 6:18 PM

Omg thank you!!! That's her !! And the workers have these like clear abdomans after gorging..so cool to see THANKS SO MUCH Go to the full post


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#21 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted March 2 2018 - 10:09 PM

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Yes. They'll come out when other ants will not, but for the parts of winter that get below freezing you will not see these ants as they are hibernating.

Their nests can be as deep as 6 meters below ground. I'm sure that during these temperatures they go deeper into the nest where its warm instead of hibernating.

 

Yes, and then they hibernate...



#22 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted March 2 2018 - 10:13 PM

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@Anthony. Think about it. In the winter, temps in MY HOUSE are not going to drop below freezing. I'm going to be combating the cold and the ants will probably come out more. In the summer my ants hate the heat and I need to hibernate them then, unlike others over the winter from what I've gathered. Lol they're winter ants because they like the cold . but I'm sure they still don't come out when there's snow on the ground. But they will in my house and ill get to enjoy them. ;)

You shouldn't put your own enjoyment before your ants' well being. They usually hibernate in winter, and they probably need it just like any other ant.



#23 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted March 11 2018 - 9:50 PM

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@Anthony. Think about it. In the winter, temps in MY HOUSE are not going to drop below freezing. I'm going to be combating the cold and the ants will probably come out more. In the summer my ants hate the heat and I need to hibernate them then, unlike others over the winter from what I've gathered. Lol they're winter ants because they like the cold . but I'm sure they still don't come out when there's snow on the ground. But they will in my house and ill get to enjoy them. ;)

You shouldn't put your own enjoyment before your ants' well being. They usually hibernate in winter, and they probably need it just like any other ant.
I would agree, on the most part. In my area, they are active all winter long. It varies from area to area, so if you see foragers during peak of winter cold, no need for hibernation (not estavation, that is something all P. Imparis do), no need to hibernate. Otherwise, let them chill :P

#24 Offline StayLoki - Posted May 3 2018 - 3:26 PM

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Their hibernation would be during the summer then!
I'm not saying they don't hibernate; I'm saying they're WINTER ANTS and flourish in cold temps and you should hibernate them in the summer during hot temperatures.

You guys are thinking all wrong.

#25 Offline StayLoki - Posted May 3 2018 - 3:29 PM

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Probably denaturing their spermazoa when you keep them that hot and then hibernate during the winter, freezing and killing eggs and pupae...maybe that's why no one can get a second round of niantics? :P lol

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