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Reticulitermes grassei is a termite species. The colony could have 1 or more queens/kings and if the king or queen dies, these are replaced by several supplementary reproducers that are slightly pigmented and have pads with short wings (brachiptera) or sometimes none (apters); and compound reduced eyes. These secondary reproducers, which develop from nymphs and can be called neotenic, are usually not present in a colony as long as the primary reproducers. If the main player is lost, a neotenic reaches sexual maturity without reaching a fully grown adult state with wings or leaving the nest". There can also be soldiers and workers in these colonies. The number of workers varies from 30 to 150.
There may even be winged specimens in the colony, of which the role of queen can be taken by one of these.
Termites are fed with cellulose. One of the basic ingredients of wood. You can create a termitarium of acrylic (f.e.).
Termites can not climb the acrylic and these species (grassei) are not affected by sight. Therefore, they are good 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.