I'm not sure where I should put this review, but I'm pretty sure that the market place is a good spot.
Overall, the termitat is great and I would recommend buying one if you have the money and the interest in termites. However, the following must be considered:
-The hydration system is problematic, because the water sometimes floods the chambers and leaks out of the termitat itself.
-Alates which leave the nest often die and fall outside of the log, and leaking water can cause these corpses to rot
-Secondary reproductives and primary reproductive nymphs sometimes get stuck in pre-made passageways, and opening the termitat is necessary to free them.
Otherwise, the termitat is perfect.
Here is the list of Pro's & Con's, with some of the rarer problems excluded.
Pros: Easy viewing, harmless species of termite included, fast shipping, fairly easy to open for alate corpse maintenance (if you have the right screwdriver), beautiful design
Cons: Occasional hydration problems, minimal beneficial fungus growth, no way for the colony to recycle dead alates (if they try to fly out of the nest), no good cover for well-lit areas, very expensive
Edited by Connectimyrmex, January 4 2018 - 12:14 PM.