During my trip to the Mojave Desert on August 25th 2013 I witnessed a huge termite nuptial flight, and decided to capture a few of the paired dealates I saw walking around in tandem. I got two pairs of the large ones that were the majority of what I saw, and one pair of some much smaller ones. When I got home I filled two square containers and one smaller round container with dirt and put pieces of news paper and cardboard on the top. I put lids on the containers with holes in them just big enough to allow them to breathe.
Right away the termites started digging tunnels and created their founding chambers. I put all three containers into the cupboard where they can remain dark and undisturbed.