Can you hibernate your ants in a normal household fridge, or would that be too cold for them in which I should find other ways to hibernate them?
Is their a optimum degree or degree range at which I should set my fridge to best suit my ants for hibernation?
I am relatively new ant keeper, I've had interests in keeping ants for years but have only recently actually have colonies, I had a fledgling colony of crematogaster last year but they unfornuanly died due to dehydration. This year though I caught a ton of tetromorium immigrans queens and have several fledgling colonies that are doing well and have 10-30 workers in each that I am keeping in AntsCanada ant portals. I have never previously hibernated my ants because my previous colony only had a couple workers and I was scared the colony was too small and would die off. I live in Idaho, in North America by the way, and so this year with several small colonies I'm going to hibernate them. They already are eating less, and brood production/development has already slowed down to almost a stop.