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Michael Judd says that if permies.com brings in $5000 to his kickstarter, then permies.com can decorate an entire page in his new book! I'm not sure what we would put there just yet, but the opportunities for comedy are endless!
Termites are breaking down the wood into nutrients for the soil. I don't have termites as much as I have bess beetles. While ripping into an old log and seeing a bunch of wriggling 1/4" termites is not very surprising, when you are chucking pieces of log into a new hugelkultur and some 3" long black beetles come scurrying out, it can give you a bit of a start.
As far as I have read, all insect frass has the same NPK value, 2-2-2, so it is a 'balanced' fertilizer, but with those numbers you are going to need a lot of it to feed your plants. Good thing you have all those termites!