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Nare's Reticulitermes Flavipes Journal

reticulitermes flavipes journal termites

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#41 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted September 4 2019 - 5:29 PM

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Oh if Reticulitermes used to be illegal to ship then the ones from Carolina Biological are most likely Zootermopsis. And they do sell cultures of 100 workers. Is the Termitat good in your opinion?


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Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma sessile

Lasius aphidicola, Brachymyrmex depilis

Formica pallidefulva, Myrmica cf. punctiventris

Formica neogagates, Myrmica sp.

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Lasius neoniger

Lasius brevicornis

Crematogaster cerasi


#42 Offline Nare - Posted September 4 2019 - 5:36 PM

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Oh if Reticulitermes used to be illegal to ship then the ones from Carolina Biological are most likely Zootermopsis. And they do sell cultures of 100 workers. Is the Termitat good in your opinion?

Afaik Carolina and Wards had special permits to ship termites, probably with the idea that they're used for scientific reasons. The termitat is definitely a good choice, I know a few members around here have had them, and they seem content with them.


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I keep termites - check them out! I've also made a guide...


#43 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted September 5 2019 - 1:54 PM

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I think I'll buy the Termitat once I save up enough money. I just want to have some termites to look at and the Termitat is an idiot proof way to get that. Reticulitermes seems nice but I'm not convinced I wouldn't end up killing them. I wonder why more people on this forum don't try to keep termites. 


Edited by Antennal_Scrobe, September 5 2019 - 1:55 PM.

Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma sessile

Lasius aphidicola, Brachymyrmex depilis

Formica pallidefulva, Myrmica cf. punctiventris

Formica neogagates, Myrmica sp.

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Lasius neoniger

Lasius brevicornis

Crematogaster cerasi


#44 Offline NickAnter - Posted September 6 2019 - 5:32 AM

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I think I'll buy the Termitat once I save up enough money. I just want to have some termites to look at and the Termitat is an idiot proof way to get that. Reticulitermes seems nice but I'm not convinced I wouldn't end up killing them. I wonder why more people on this forum don't try to keep termites.

I know why. Their parents do not let them. No matter what the termite enthusiast says, they will still just keep saying no.
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Colonies:
Nylanderia vividula
Pheidole navigans
Camponotus hyatti
Founding queens:   Lasius cf.americanus, Solenopsis molesta, Temnothorax cf. nevadnsis, , Camponotus vicinus, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and a Leptothorax species.






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