Matt K Posted January 27, 2011 Share Posted January 27, 2011 So a couple weeks ago, I realized that my G.oblongonota colony was overcrowded. Instead of burning them as usual, I skimmed some out into a seperate container and palced the bulk of them outside. The colony is in an escape-proof bin, and the temps outside were 20-34'F. My thought was they would freeze and I'd pop them into the fire when I could in the next day or two. My pond froze over, all standing water in anything froze solid 2" plus. A container with some water in it on top of the coloy froze solid. The colony remains were in shade during the day so no solar gain would wamr the inside, plus it is ventilated and there is no place for them to huddle together in any mass at all inside. Today temps warmed into the mid 50's so I went to clean out the bin- never ever had a 'get around to it' thing going, normally I toast them immediately. opened the bin to scoop out what may be smelly remains, and to my suprise- a majority of them survived the week plus of freezing. Moving VERY slowly, but alive. Brought one in to warm up and its as good as new. Now they are all disposed of, but was suprised to see a group of hissers, a tropical species, able to live through freezing weather. Who would have thought it? HAte to say it, but the US government may have some justification after all..... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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