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Can you re hibernate ants? Parasites in particular


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#1 Offline Manitobant - Posted February 7 2021 - 1:53 PM

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So one of my parasitic queens lost all her hosts and i can't get any more until spring. Is it possible to put her back into the fridge until spring, and can ants in general be re hibernated?

#2 Offline gs5248 - Posted February 7 2021 - 3:07 PM

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I think it's possible. If this is your only option right now, I say go for it.


Edited by gs5248, February 7 2021 - 3:07 PM.


#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted February 7 2021 - 3:55 PM

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In my area we go from 60 to 16F all the time during winter. I say ants can definitely rehibernate. Gradual transitions will be the key.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
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#4 Offline gs5248 - Posted February 7 2021 - 4:48 PM

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In my area we go from 60 to 16F all the time during winter. I say ants can definitely rehibernate. Gradual transitions will be the key.

I agree.






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