Hibernation is an inactive condition resembling a deep sleep which some species enter for long periods of time.
In 2269, Captain James T. Kirk asked the Elysian Ruling Council not to hibernate the IKS Klothos for a star century as they planned because the USS Enterprise could not leave the Delta Triangle without the combined warp power of the Klothos. (TAS: "The Time Trap")
Species known to hibernate Edit
- Antedean (self-induced catatonic state)
- Takaran (self-induced stasis)
- Voth (self-induced)
- Some species of Earth insects ("Hatchery")