I don't think that you can prefer one living thing to another, after all they are part of out planet and we should treat everything with equal respect. It makes me angry when I hear people favour one living think to another
I'm not sure that I agree with you on this one Austin, as I prefer ants to slugs or sheep ticks anyday, even though they may all be here for a reason. It is just being human that makes us have preferences, although all living creatures have their favourite of one kind or another
I teach people how to look after ants, I rehabilitate ants.
I am the Ant Whisperer!
Actually, I figured it out. I'll be able to keep them at least for now...since they are in a glass aquarium it would be almost impossible to move it, even a few feet to the car because it could easily break and cut who ever is carrying it. The aquarium is very heavy.
Instead, I collected as many of the alates as I could and put them in smaller containers. I am going to find a place and release them, this idea was much better. Those that I can't collect, well I can't get them all.
I did keep a few and put them in tubing, like when you collect a queen ant and put her in a glass tube. I figured it could work the same way with termites. I also put cardboard in because I didn't know if termite queens needed to eat or not when founding. My tubing is plastic/rubber stuff though, but I have both sides blocked with about half of it filled with water. It will be interesting to watch the queen grow and see what happens.