Yep, gonna resurrect this topic. Since my termite pair is doing pretty well with about 15 eggs, and also since they should be getting their first nymph ANY day now, I wanted to start thinking about some homemade setups for long term use. What if I took a small acrylic outworld 1.5 in by 4 in by 4 in (actually 6 in tall, but this is for the actual nest) and just drilled out some tunnels in a block of wood and shoved it in there. Of course it would have a hydration chamber, and I would put some soil/ other cellulosish items on top. Would this work?
That could probably work. My one concern would be retaining moisture without substrate or a moisture chamber setup.