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HELP! Male termite died!


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#1 Offline SolenopsisKeeper- - Posted May 3 2022 - 5:36 AM

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Let me start from the beginning. I was digging up a pheidole ant colony using a style of digging up leafcutter ant colonies… I came across a chamber 2 feet down, with what appeared to be a VERY fat maggot. On closer inspection, this appeared to be a queen termite, white in color. She is mated by the looks of things, but the collect male just died…. Any suggestions?

#2 Offline Manitobant - Posted May 3 2022 - 9:11 AM

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Normally when a king or queen termite dies, a worker will molt into a reproductive and take their place. However, assuming your termites were founding and had no workers you may be out of luck.

#3 Offline SolenopsisKeeper- - Posted May 3 2022 - 3:07 PM

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Rip. Will the queen raise her eggs into workers which will then molt?




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