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I am by no means a specialist on termites but it has been my exsperience that when it is cold or cooler, they are in the ground (hibernating?) and not so much the wood. If you get a nice warm day with some sun shinning down on the stumps to warm them they will become active and begin moving to the surface. The termites I have been collecting lately are VERY inactive, almost lifeless until I get them home and the room temperature warms them to a point and they really come alive.Also the wood needs to be a little moist so that the it is soft enough for them to tear, not dry and hard. Just a few things that I look for and some points that may help you find some sweets for your frogs.

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The way I get mine is to go out to the woods and look for stumps and rotting logs that have fallen. I take a machette (hope I spelled that right) and chop the stumps edges down to the soil. This is where the termites are because the wood is cooler and moist. I do not try to get termites but pieces of wood with termites in them. Then I take the pieces of wood home and bust them open and get the termites out of them. I use a hunting knife and a screwdriver to pry the wood oped and keep from killing to many of the termites. I dust the termites and feed them to the frogs. Hope this helps some, if you have any other questions just ask.

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