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#1 Offline Mwainverts - Posted January 27 2018 - 4:20 PM

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Collected ten confined pairs of termites, what I believe are Reticulitermes hesperus, November 9th. Placed them into cups of rotted oak wood and waited. Took these January 20, 2018. I do believe all ten colonies are still alive but it’s hard to see most of them. I suspect they are alive because of new tunnels being dug by the queen and king.

You can see the queen has expanded a fair bit.
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#2 Offline FSTP - Posted January 28 2018 - 7:52 AM

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how cool! its amazing how they can dig through that wood. They look so delicate and fragile.



#3 Offline T.C. - Posted February 2 2018 - 11:34 AM

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Am I the only one that doesn't seen the queen?


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#4 Offline LC3 - Posted February 2 2018 - 6:59 PM

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Am I the only one that doesn't seen the queen?

 

Behind the nymphs. :P


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