Category: Castes

Termite Queens

Termite queens are the center of any termite colony and they have a singular job: let eggs like crazy. And they do this very very well. Although they start with a limited egg laying capacity, after a couple years a termite queen can lay tens of thousands of eggs a day.

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Termite Kings

There may be a lot to admire about the way reproductive termite kings conduct their lives. No need to wonder that they are called kings. In their youth, they develop and grow wings and then become caught up in the social whirl...

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Termite Workers

Termite workers are the lifeblood of a colony. Workers build, gather and care for the other termites. It is a 24/7 job and these guys work nonstop.

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Termite Swarmers (Alates)

Termite swarmers are new queen and king termites that leave the main colony to form new ones. Their presence is can be a strong sign of termite problems. Termites tend to swarm in the warmer months after rain storms.

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