I mean we see ant boxes all the time, but who really has seen a termite nest? Well yeah everyone too, but lock them in a farm and keep them on your table! Hello PETA.
Their creator, Chris Poehlmann, promises the quarter-inch thick clear acrylic plastic used for the Termitat is escape-proof. And even if they get out, he specifically chose Dampwood Termites which prefer wet logs and wood found in a forest, not the dry timber in your houses, beds or wherever you have wood 😉
Maintenance is as easy as injecting a bit of water twice a month using a syringe, because the termite’s feast on the wood they call home. And when they’ve consumed everything in the Termitat, you can send it back for a fresh log and a fresh family of termites.
Chris has turned to Kickstarter to help fund production of his miniature self-contained termite utopias, and a pledge of $125 will get you a bare bones kit. The thought of purposely bringing termites into their home might still be hard for some people to come to terms with, but Chris spent the last 25 years of his life designing and building exhibits for zoos, museums, and aquariums, so he knows a thing or two about keeping lesser species safely held hostage. Besides, ants are straight-up boring.