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What should I do with the single termite reproductive?

termite queen or male no one knows

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#1 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted April 12 2017 - 7:19 PM

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Hi!
I was so happy to finally have a male and female termite pair, but I lost one of them. I think that the remaining termite is the male. 
I kept him for some time alone but he just wandered around aimlessly.

Does anyone have any input on what I should do with him? (And no, I'm not feeding him to anyone)
Thanks!


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#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 12 2017 - 11:59 PM

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Well, I don't know. I was going to suggest having him for a snack.


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#3 Offline Licespray - Posted April 13 2017 - 4:19 AM

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In my experience termites taste pretty good



#4 Offline Martialis - Posted April 13 2017 - 8:50 AM

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Some termites are capable of founding through parthenogenesis , though the reproductive obviously would have to be female.



#5 Offline Vendayn - Posted April 13 2017 - 9:30 AM

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One termite isn't going to do much, except be ant food.


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#6 Offline Spamdy - Posted April 13 2017 - 12:22 PM

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Just feed it and give it water and just keep it until it dies or you can release it I guess.


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#7 Offline sgheaton - Posted April 13 2017 - 12:24 PM

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But an Ant-Lion needs to eat him to gain his power!!!


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#8 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted April 14 2017 - 2:30 PM

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Heh. Thanks for all the input, guys!
I will keep it for now. If it lays eggs, no way I'm feeding her. If it doesn't, I'll keep him until he dies and feed his corpse to an ant (sounds heartless). Thanks again!


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#9 Offline Reacker - Posted April 14 2017 - 2:54 PM

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Well, I don't know. I was going to suggest having him for a snack.

Beat me to it.


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#10 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted April 14 2017 - 4:51 PM

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Well, I don't know. I was going to suggest having him for a snack.

 

 

In my experience termites taste pretty good

 

 

 

Well, I don't know. I was going to suggest having him for a snack.

Beat me to it.

 

Wonder how they taste stir-fried with ketchup...


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#11 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted November 5 2017 - 5:58 PM

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Maybe catch a new queen to go with him? 


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#12 Offline Hunter - Posted November 6 2017 - 6:45 AM

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eat him yourself



#13 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted November 6 2017 - 11:50 AM

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Maybe catch a new queen to go with him? 

This is very, very late. That was in Hawaii, and I'm in CT now.

 

eat him yourself

This isn't really funny


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#14 Offline Chicken_eater100 - Posted November 6 2017 - 2:54 PM

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Maybe catch a new queen to go with him?

This is very, very late. That was in Hawaii, and I'm in CT now.
 

eat him yourself

This isn't really funny
connectimyrmex just destroyed him there.

#15 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted November 6 2017 - 3:13 PM

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Sorry about that, just letting it out.


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Aholehole fish
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Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
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Vernal Pool shrimps

#16 Online gcsnelling - Posted November 6 2017 - 3:33 PM

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They are quite yummy.



#17 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted November 6 2017 - 5:42 PM

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I guess that many people do eat them, but they eat the larger and tastier ones. That scrawny little drywood termite probably tasted like sawdust.


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Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
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Vernal Pool shrimps

#18 Offline Hunter - Posted November 7 2017 - 4:26 AM

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grow some balls



#19 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted November 7 2017 - 5:42 AM

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:/ uhh what

In case you want to know, I actually ate a asian subterranean termite reproductive before because apparently they taste good. It tastes like what you would expect it to taste like: crunchy but pretty flavorless.


Edited by Connectimyrmex, November 7 2017 - 5:44 AM.

Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps





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