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Looking for Zootermopsis angusticollis


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#1 Offline Ziggy - Posted June 11 2020 - 1:57 PM

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I am looking for the pacific dampwood termite Zootermopsis angusticollis (alates or starting colony) for my study. Does anyone know where to purchase these termites, since i live in europe they are a bit difficult to purchase.

#2 Online ANTdrew - Posted June 11 2020 - 2:23 PM

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Have you seen this?
https://termitat.com/

They’re the only ones that come to mind.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#3 Offline Ziggy - Posted June 11 2020 - 2:45 PM

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I bought the termitat Cause it is easy to observe the termite behaviour, but the US don't permit shipping the termites to europe. So it's just the case without the termites :(

#4 Offline Nare - Posted June 11 2020 - 4:27 PM

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Unfortunately Zootermopsis angusticollis are only present in Canada and the United States. I'm not familiar with export laws for both of those countries, so I can't comment on them, but I would figure that you'd have to get into contact with someone who is able to collect them, get the necessary permits, and then export them. Again, I can't say how difficult it is to get said permits, but you will need them.

However, if you're using these termites for an academic purpose, I assume you would be able to export them more easily. I know there is or was a colony of this species at a university in Berlin (can't remember exactly where, I'm not familiar with the schools there), if you're in the area it's possible you could get into contact with them and see if they can offer you some individuals with which to start a colony?



#5 Offline Ziggy - Posted June 18 2020 - 11:08 AM

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Thank you, Berlin is not too far away From the Netherlands, so i can give it a try!

Does anyone know how much a permit costs to ship termites from the U.S.?

#6 Offline Canadian anter - Posted June 18 2020 - 3:27 PM

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I believe it depends on the specific country. I've looked around into exporting Zootermopsis to the EU, but it seems there are no easily-viable avenues, with ants being relatively easier. Makes sense considering the pest potential termites have


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#7 Offline Ziggy - Posted June 20 2020 - 11:38 AM

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I know for sure that you can send them to the Netherlands. There are no permits needed here for insects. I do breed also Phasmids and bought and did aend them all over the world.




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