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#1 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 15 2023 - 7:58 AM


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I learned a cool hack while researching isopod care. It's common practice now to make isopod substrates using BBQ wood smoker pellets like these: Amazon.com: Oklahoma Joe's 2778407DP 100% All-Natural Hardwood Apple Wood Pellets, (20 lb. Bag), Brown : Everything Else
When you soak them in water, they quickly disintegrate into a saw dust/ powder form. This would make an ideal substrate for keeping termites, and I think it could also be used for wood dwelling ants in an ant farm style digging setup.

Edited by ANTdrew, May 15 2023 - 11:52 AM.

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#2 Offline bmb1bee - Posted May 15 2023 - 11:42 AM


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Ooohhh, I've heard of this while doing some research on keeping scarab beetle larvae. Never thought of applying it to termites though.

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#3 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted June 22 2023 - 4:02 AM


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Edited by Virginian_ants, June 22 2023 - 4:17 AM.

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