I'm having a rough time finding any solid research on diapause for my 1st year Camponotus floridanus (8) and Brachymyrmex patagonicus (2) colonies. I live in central Florida (Tampa area) where we only get a couple months of cooler weather and have read some articles saying it isn't necessary, but others that say it is critical. Our weather almost never gets below 32 degrees, but we get many days in the mid 30's and 40's during January and February. I keep them in the garage so the temperature is relative to the weather.
They all still have plenty of brood and are quite active right now, but having never been through this I was hoping for any advice??
Thanks in advance. The more I learn about this, the less I feel like I know what I'm doing