In some parts of the world, termites are consumed opportunistically by humans. I'm considering the possibility of using mound-building fungus-farming macrotermes as livestock for a culture of corvid that dwell in arid regions. I've calculated that a large corvid would need to consume around 70 kcal per day, but since they have a healthy agricultural system, I'd say termites need not comprise more than a fifth of that. My research suggests that 5g (5,000 workers) of raw termites would be 17 kcal, 23% protein, 28% fat, and 44% water.
Assume that with this species of termites, a single colony could comfortably provide 5g termites a day. A household would require multiple colonies.
Is this realistic? Would the dietary and spacial requirements of multiple macrotermes colonies be practical for husbandry, or would the costs outweigh the benefits?