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Production of termites for poultry feeding in villages in Togo

, : Production of termites for poultry feeding in villages in Togo. Tropicultura 9(4): 181-187

A method used in Togo for controlled production of termites used in feeding chickens and guineafowls in local villages is described and illustrated. A hole in the termitary is covered with an earthenware pot filled with moistened fibrous waste and protected against excessive heat and desiccation.

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