[permaculture] Termites and Cutter Ants Just cant get enough

Toby Hemenway toby at patternliteracy.com
Thu Jan 20 11:24:11 EST 2011

I spent some time in the Bahamas with Paul Stamets, where he was consulting on a serious termite problem. He's got some excellent fungal solutions to termites using Cordyceps and other fungi. Non-toxic, they specifically parasitize that species of termite or ant and kill it. Not sure how far into commercialization the products are, but some googling should tell you. His website is fungi.com


On Jan 19, 2011, at 11:48 PM, Cuauhtemoc Landeros wrote:

> So in a tropical setting wood grows fast and the termites eat it even
> faster. Chemicals are a constant necessity but from a permaculture stance
> where is the safe ground???
> Whats makes it safe???
> Also cutter ants???? Very devastating and vigorous. How to stop without
> chemical warfare seems like quite the difficulty?
> Dry tropics climate half time rainy half time sunny.
> Whats a permaculturalist to do???
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