Jump to content

  • Chat
  •  
  •  



Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use, and contain no ads for members. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Photo
- - - - -

Schedorhinotermes intermedius termites - pet/feeder journal

schedorhinotermes intermedius termite journal

  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#21 Offline CoolColJ - Posted November 3 2018 - 4:51 PM

CoolColJ

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,416 posts
  • LocationSydney, Australia
I dug around the base of the tree I found these on, and boom, I see a few termite workers..
So they actually nest in the soil and forage in the tree/bark.

Probably why they died in my setup
  • Nare likes this
Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#22 Offline Nare - Posted November 3 2018 - 8:28 PM

Nare

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 183 posts
  • LocationToronto, Canada

So they actually nest in the soil and forage in the tree/bark.

I'm not surprised - Reticulitermes do something similar, at least in my area. I've extracted all of (or most of) my specimens from wood, though they mainly nest in soil. You won't find any reproductives in the wood I don't think, and those are what you'd really want with this species - I believe LC3 expressed doubts about the ability of this species to produce ergatoid workers, so you'd need reproductive nymphs or primaries to keep the colony going in captivity. You'd better get digging - I have a feeling it'll be worth it.


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






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: schedorhinotermes, intermedius, termite, journal

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users