I got a colony (pretty large one too) of Desert subterranean termites (Heterotermes aureus) yesterday. I got over 50 secondary reproductives (many I have a feeling are going to turn into winged alates, we'll see). Plus over 1000 workers, so quite a lot.
They are very active. I often see workers crawling on the surface, and this species of termite makes a lot of mud tubes which is cool. They are probably the most active native termite in California. They should be very fun to keep, and seeing that they survive in a really harsh condition, should be quite a bit easier than other termites (like the Western subterranean termites)
Edited by Vendayn, April 12 2017 - 6:56 PM.