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Ants having larvae just before hibernation? Should I hibernate?


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#1 Offline NPLT - Posted November 29 2021 - 3:06 PM

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I'm in a bit of pickle, I planned to start hibernating my ants, however, my Myrmica keep having new larvae, eggs my Camponotus fallax had for the past months or two just eggs, these eggs have now developed into larvae, additionally, my Lasius (chtonolasius) sp. queen has laid more eggs, I heard you should not hibernate your ants while they have brood, however, at the same time, I have a bad feeling about not letting my ants hibernate ( except for Formica rufibarbis, which do not have any brood, and I can thus safely proceed with hibernation ), what should I do?


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#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 29 2021 - 4:09 PM

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Eggs and small larvae are fine to hibernate. Pupae will die, though.
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#3 Offline NPLT - Posted November 29 2021 - 4:55 PM

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Eggs and small larvae are fine to hibernate. Pupae will die, though.

So no hibernation for the Myrmica then! Would it be fine to leave Camponotus and Lasius unhibernated until their brood develops fully though?


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#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 29 2021 - 5:53 PM

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Yes, you can wait for them to finish.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#5 Offline NPLT - Posted November 30 2021 - 9:43 AM

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Yes, you can wait for them to finish.

I think I'll do that to be safe.


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