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Large Termites

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#1 Offline UtahAnts - Posted July 29 2022 - 2:22 PM


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While visiting family in Oregon last week, I came across a small colony of large termites while chopping wood. The soldier as shown in the images was about 16 mm long. I've never seen any termites this big, but then again I live in Utah. I believe these to be similar to Zootermopsis angusticollis, commercially sold in "Termitats". Does anyone have any experience with termites in the Northwest, or own a Termitat who might know what species this is? 


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#2 Offline NancyZamora4991 - Posted July 29 2022 - 9:05 PM


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They are Zootermopsis angusticollis. I used to have a colony but I gave it away to a friend. I find these guys in almost every log up in the Sierria mountains. They are crazy big with giant menacing majors.

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