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Microcerotermes crassus.

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Pair of alates.
    This is a small species of termite that feeds on dead branches and leaf litter. The workers are 2-3 mm in size and the soldiers have long sickle shaped mandibles.
    This species builds carton type nests which can be up to 30-45 cm across. The nests can be found   attached to old wooden stumps on the ground or on the trunks of large mature trees.
    The new alates are only 5 mm in size but once the colony becomes established the female will expand up to 2 cm.
    We stock several different species of termites but this is probably the easiest one to keep in captivity.
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