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#1 Online NancyZamora4991 - Posted October 24 2021 - 7:48 PM

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I recently caught a bunch of termites and I have questions. 

1) Does the temperature affect how fast they grow?

2) Do I need to do anything else besides put them in a test tube setup?

3) How fast do they grow from egg to larvae?

4) If I were to put them up for sale, would anyone buy them?

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#2 Online NancyZamora4991 - Posted October 24 2021 - 7:50 PM

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Oh, by the way these are Subterranean termites.


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#3 Online SYUTEO - Posted October 24 2021 - 8:16 PM

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Termites grow much more slowly than ants, egg to aldult worker could take up to three months or more depending on the species. Do make sure you put them in a well ventilated area as termite activity creates a lot of gases. I'm not sure if temperature affects their growth rate but probably yes. I don't know if anyone wants to buy termites but a possible termite hobbyist would probabaly want to buy them.


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#4 Online NancyZamora4991 - Posted October 24 2021 - 8:41 PM

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Thank you!



#5 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted October 25 2021 - 2:35 AM

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Termites grow much more slowly than ants, egg to aldult worker could take up to three months or more depending on the species. Do make sure you put them in a well ventilated area as termite activity creates a lot of gases. I'm not sure if temperature affects their growth rate but probably yes. I don't know if anyone wants to buy termites but a possible termite hobbyist would probabaly want to buy them.

they only do well in temps above 25c and below 28. very annoying to keep imo but i need feeders for ants ;-;


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Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(


#6 Online NancyZamora4991 - Posted October 25 2021 - 6:20 PM

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Can I put more than 2 termites in one test tube or will they fight?



#7 Online eea - Posted October 25 2021 - 6:30 PM

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Can I put more than 2 termites in one test tube or will they fight?

yea a king and a queen


-camponotus sansabeanus: 9 workers and larvae

-pheidole moerens: 3 workers and pile of brood

 

 

 

 

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#8 Online NancyZamora4991 - Posted October 25 2021 - 6:35 PM

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More than two*






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