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Termites are often used as excellent organisms for an inquiry-based scientific method lab to investigate pheromone communication among social insects. Termites are also useful for the study of symbiotic relationships.

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Maintain termites on moist, untreated wood in a plastic container with pin-sized air holes. Not suitable for the culture of a long-term colony.

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Termites (Reticulitermes flavipes) are often used as excellent organisms for an inquiry-based scientific method lab to investigate pheromone communication among social insects. Termites are also useful for the study of symbiotic relationships due to the Trichonympha and Pyrsonympha protozoa that digest cellulose inside the termites’ digestive tract. A state permit is required to ship to Alaska, Arizona, California, Iowa, Maine, Ohio and Nevada.