Since the weather here is so unpredictable (on a climate line, on a river, at that one point where we get weather patterns crossing from both the Gulf and Canada) I'm thinking of dividing my babies. Hibernate half in the fridge, half outside. Insurance that some will make it, I hope. Don't have room for all in the fridge that need dormancy. We'll see how they do.
At this point though, the days are getting shorter, but the temps outside are still near 90F. I'm just going to start shortening the timer on the lights inside until the temps drop enough to transfer half to the patio for a hopefully natural drop into dormancy without too much shock.
Will this temporary lessening of light cause any problems for my non-dormancy CPs you think? I'm working on getting a second area set up for them eventually, but it'll be a few more months until I can manage it. For now I've just got the one set of lights for all of them.