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does CA02 need to hibernate ?


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#1 Offline benxixi - Posted November 7 2021 - 3:04 PM

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hi guys ,I have C. vicinus and C. clarithorax, and I found they move slow on late Oct, so put them in refrige, and just don't know whether CA02 ? 


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#2 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted November 7 2021 - 3:11 PM

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Ca02 do not need hibernation. For the winter keeping them in room temperature does the job


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#3 Offline TypeD - Posted November 8 2021 - 10:33 AM

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Ca02 do not need hibernation. For the winter keeping them in room temperature does the job


Just to confirm, they’ll enter and complete diapause without a temperature change? Mine have been dormant for like 1.5 months, with their larval development arrested and no new eggs laid. I was wondering if I should pop them into the fridge at a higher temperature for good measure (getting a mini fridge this month).

#4 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted November 8 2021 - 10:49 PM

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Ca02 do not need hibernation. For the winter keeping them in room temperature does the job


Just to confirm, they’ll enter and complete diapause without a temperature change? Mine have been dormant for like 1.5 months, with their larval development arrested and no new eggs laid. I was wondering if I should pop them into the fridge at a higher temperature for good measure (getting a mini fridge this month).

 

Not complete diapause like hibernating species. They will still move around but there is no need for a cooler or mini fridge. All you have to do is keep them room temperature for 2-3 months


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