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    Default What do the New Zealand natives eat then?

    [b:9e55e700f6]Termites found in Nelson
    25 February 2006 [/b:9e55e700f6]

    A colony of Australian subterranean termites has been found in Nelson, Biosecurity New Zealand said yesterday.

    Senior advisor Mark Ross said the Coptotermes acinaciformis termites were found on one property in the suburb of Richmond.

    "It is highly likely the termites arrived with imported Australian used railway sleepers more than 10 years ago. Current regulations require all imported railway sleepers to be compulsory stopped and fumigated on arrival at the border," he said.

    The termites infected the house from the sleepers, which were used for landscaping.

    There is damage to some of the untreated timber wall framing and Biosecurity is investigating to determine the level of damage and infestation.

    "Eradication is possible, but will take time and need to be backed up by a trapping programme and other work. However, these incursions are long running and it might take several years to resolve this situation," Mr Ross said.

    [color=green:9e55e700f6]New Zealand has three species of native termites, which are not considered destructive. [/color:9e55e700f6]

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    Default Re: What do the New Zealand natives eat then?

    [quote:eb1e5f6660="Pulsarblu"]
    [color=green:eb1e5f6660]New Zealand has three species of native termites, which are not considered destructive. [/color:eb1e5f6660][/quote:eb1e5f6660]

    As long as they aren't destructive or troublesome, let them eat what they like, I say. :icon_biggrin:
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    Default What do the New Zealand natives eat then?

    Yep, fair enough! I once saw an advert on a US channel while I was there last week. They are so confident of their treated wood against termites that they will give more of their treated wood if they are first consumed.

    I find it amusing...It makes the termites really happy..more wood to chew on

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