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This colony does not contain a queen or king. But there can emerge som royal termites primary; they are usually recognizable by a slightly different pigment, they are often somewhat larger and sometimes have wings. In addition to primary reproduction, this is the secondary reproduction. Termites from secondary reproduction originate from nymphs and are called neotenes. A neoteen reaches sexual maturity without reaching a mature state with wings or leaving the nest.
There can be both workers and soldiers in these colonies. The number of workers varies from 30 to 150. So there may even be winged specimens in the colony, who can take over the role of queen or king if necessary (and otherwise die on their own).
Termites are fed with cellulose. One of the basic ingredients of wood. We call the nest where you keep termites a termitarium. You can make a termitarium of different materials, such as acrylic. You can find a suitable model on our website.
Termites cannot climb the acrylic and these species (grassei) are not affected by vision, they are almost completely blind. That is why they are easy to keep and easy to observe!
On the picture you can see an example of a termite colony packing. We ship these with package shipping only.
On the photo you can see an example of the termite set. In the complete set you get:
- Acrylic termietarium including arena living environment.
- 2 cotton balls or caps to close the openings in the termietarium.
- Pipette to keep the nest partially moist.
- Cellulose in a grip bag to make and place.
- 1 colony of termites Reticulitermes grassei.
- Manual with instructions.
Width: 15 cm
Height: 25 cm
Thickness: 0.5 cm
Thinkness: outside 2.0 cm
Number of connection options: 2 (9mm)
The openings in the arena can be closed with cotton or caps.
Number of rooms the termites themselves make corridors in the cellulose.
Number of termites: suitable up to a few hundred termites.
Humidification: keep the cellulose (partly) slightly moist.
Hunting ground arena, outdoor part included: Yes
Nest duration: 1-2 weeks, depending on the number of termites and the ambient temperature.
Width: 6 cm
Depth: 6 cm
Height: 2.5 cm
Accessibility: from nest part through opening
Closing: through lid, full lid (over entire surface) can be opened.