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#1 Offline Ant234 - Posted August 24 2022 - 7:29 AM

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Hi,

I live in Oakland county Michigan, and I was wondering around what time of year I should out my ants to hibernate. Also, I would like to know the approximate temps required for hibernation for lasuis species. 
 

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#2 Online ANTdrew - Posted August 24 2022 - 12:03 PM

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October to March would be a good timeframe. 40-50 F would be a good temp. Read the Lasius neoniger care sheet on here for specifics.
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#3 Offline Ant234 - Posted August 25 2022 - 8:27 AM

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ok thanks



#4 Offline NicholasP - Posted August 26 2022 - 10:34 AM

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October to March would be a good timeframe. 40-50 F would be a good temp. Read the Lasius neoniger care sheet on here for specifics.

Kind of long. I'd recommend taking out in February. Jamie did it for her Lasius latipes and they did fine.



#5 Online ANTdrew - Posted August 26 2022 - 11:15 AM

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October to March would be a good timeframe. 40-50 F would be a good temp. Read the Lasius neoniger care sheet on here for specifics.

Kind of long. I'd recommend taking out in February. Jamie did it for her Lasius latipes and they did fine.
Not long for ants in Michigan.
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#6 Offline Ant234 - Posted August 26 2022 - 4:51 PM

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Yes it’s still pretty cold here In February. Still snows a bit. Even snowed once in April this year.



#7 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted August 26 2022 - 8:18 PM

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Three months of hibernation is good enough for most ants in captivity.







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