(the alates are almost certainly Incisitermes minor. My actual colony are Dampwood termites. Thanks G C Snelling for helping with what they may be, and sorry for annoying amount of messages lol.
No pictures (since 10/16/18 I have however taken many), unlike the amazing colony of Pepsi408. Don't expect any pictures for a while either (probably a couple weeks), since I don't want to disturb them until they are all officially inside the wood. There isn't much to take pictures of anyway if I do, except the setup. And its just test tubes filled with dowel...nothing special.
This is mostly only here so I can give occasional updates on how they look and document the approximate date I got them. I won't have an actual viable colony for 2 years, and until then can only see the frass they put outside the dowel
Sadly I didn't document properly the exact date I got the alates. But it was August 28th or 29th or August 30th (2018) I got them.
In total, they have made as far as I know 4-5 pairs judging by the holes they dug into the dowel. Hopefully end up with a good colony.
As for what I'm keeping them in. All the ones in the jar died for some reason and didn't even dig into the dowel. They are just dead at the bottom. All the ones in the test tubes are fine. One test tube has 2-3 pairs, and two test tube has one pair each.
Edited by Vendayn, October 16 2018 - 6:13 PM.