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Table 1.

Black ink pens selected to show a range of termite responses.a

Pen TypeBrand & ModelDo Termites Follow the Ink Line?
Ballpoint BIC Ultra Round Stic Grip Yes 
 BIC 4 Color Stylo-bille Yes 
 BIC Cristal Yes 
 BIC Ecolutions Yes 
 BIC Metal Point No 
 BIC Pro+ Stylo-bille Yes 
 BIC Atlantis Easy Glide Equivocal results 
 Papermate Grip Yes 
 Pentel RSVP Yes 
 Pilot G2 No 
 Scripto Stick Yes 
 Staedtler Ball 432 Yes 
Gel BIC Velocity Gel No 
 Pentel Energel No 
 Uniball Gelstick No 
 Zebra Sarasa No 
Roller Ball BIC Z4 No 
 Uniball Vision Elite No 
Felt-tip Pilot Precise V7 No 
 Sanford Sharpie Permanent No 
Pen TypeBrand & ModelDo Termites Follow the Ink Line?
Ballpoint BIC Ultra Round Stic Grip Yes 
 BIC 4 Color Stylo-bille Yes 
 BIC Cristal Yes 
 BIC Ecolutions Yes 
 BIC Metal Point No 
 BIC Pro+ Stylo-bille Yes 
 BIC Atlantis Easy Glide Equivocal results 
 Papermate Grip Yes 
 Pentel RSVP Yes 
 Pilot G2 No 
 Scripto Stick Yes 
 Staedtler Ball 432 Yes 
Gel BIC Velocity Gel No 
 Pentel Energel No 
 Uniball Gelstick No 
 Zebra Sarasa No 
Roller Ball BIC Z4 No 
 Uniball Vision Elite No 
Felt-tip Pilot Precise V7 No 
 Sanford Sharpie Permanent No 

aAll types, brands, and models are available from Walmart, Office Max, and many other big box stores. Similar pens could be substituted as available.

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