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Bugging3out's Eastern Subterranean Termites (Reticulitermes flavipes)

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Poll: What should we do with the pair with wings? (8 member(s) have cast votes)

What should we do with the pair with wings?

  1. Take them out and put them in a test tube with wet tissue paper (6 votes [75.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%

  2. Let the pair go (1 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. Kill them (WHY THE ----- WOULD YOU PICK THIS) (1 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

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#1 Offline Bugging3out - Posted May 1 2022 - 2:37 PM


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HELLOOOOOO! I am exited to start a journal on my new termite colony! Now before you get exited about me raising the colony from a queen and king, I collected this colony from an already established colony. I have 50 workers, 1 solider, and 4 alataes. 2 have broken of their wings and go everywhere together. I'm assuming that is a pair. (don't JUDGE ME, ​I've been only keeping them for a day). Anyway I'm looking for advice. At the moment they are in a test tube filled halfway with wet tissue paper (apparently cotton doesn't work with them). There are 2 alataes left and to make myself feel better for being so lazy about not catching a king and queen, I will take the 2 alataes out when the colony has eggs. I feel if I take the alataes out it'll make me feel like I've had a pair for a month. About that, i made a poll (see above). I believe that one alatae is male and the other female due to the gaster. So i have 2 pairs in the same colony. One pair with wings and the other without wings. So you have three option to vote. Please vote. 

Thank you. I will have pics when they have eggs.


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peace!  :afro:

#2 Offline lazyant - Posted May 1 2022 - 3:43 PM


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Awesome, will follow the journal!

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#3 Offline unusualfire - Posted September 10 2022 - 11:34 PM



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How are they doing?

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