Posted by Elsa on 20:33:35 4/3/2010 from 18.104.22.168:
In reply to: Re: Termites in hearth posted by John Fasoldt on 19:16:41 4/3/2010 from 22.214.171.124:
I looked in the jar again. There are actually about a dozen beasties that look like termite workers, and at least two that look like termite soldiers.
I remember that you mentioned somewhere on your site that you can distinguish between termites and ants by putting the jar that contains the specimens on a windowsill.
Maybe it's the heat from the sun that kills the termites (unlike the ants), and not the light? Mine did scurry away from the light when I first found them, but the jar has been sitting on the dining room table since then (where the light is diffuse).
Also, I think there's some humidity in the jar because I scooped up some crumbly cement or dirt with them.
I did call Jim, will call him again on Monday.
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