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Ant Foraging in Winter Months?

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#1 Offline Ender Ants - Posted January 14 2018 - 4:12 PM

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One of my ant colonies, Lasius niger, was put into a wine fridge at 54 degrees fahrenheit in November. As of now, January 14, I noticed about 5-7 workers in the foraging area. This is the normal number of workers in the foraging area before they were put into hibernation. Does this mean that they are ready to be taken out? Or do they need water? I've been refilling their water tower for the past few weeks, and about 1-2 workers came to drink, and go back down. 

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