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West Michigan June 15 2019

termite workers rotting wood

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#1 Offline cfreidsma - Posted June 15 2019 - 9:04 PM


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I am in west Michigan and found these in the evening on the 15th. They were under/in a small rotting piece of wood. They did not seem to have any sort of entrance to a nest, and I didn't see anything when I dug a little under the piece of wood. I collected all of them I could, but didn't end up with anything that looks like a reproductive. I don't know if maybe the reproductive looks very similar to the workers? Or if they are subterranean and I goofed. 


I collected the whole piece of wood they were in. Figured they seemed to like it and if any more were in it I'd play it safe. 



#2 Offline Canadian anter - Posted June 16 2019 - 7:17 AM

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Reticulitermes flavipes. You can start a colony with roughly 100 workers
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