So i heard that this species can get lazy, just standing around the nest which is pretty much what mine are doing and this could be down to not hibernating them properly. Last year i kept them warm after reading some information but today i put them in the fridge. They had been cooled down from the end of October and are now at 5.4c which is the highest my fridge will go. So we will see what happens when they wake in March 2019.
Disappointing year for these girls as they have done very little and kept themselves hidden. They have been cooled down and are now at 5.4c in the fridge.
Half of the brood has moved into one of the walnuts from the test tube, they are really starting to multiply now which is a bit of a shame as i am lowering the temps for a winters break. I am only going down to about 16 c for a couple of months and hope not to harm the brood.