News tagged with termite colonies

How to start a termite 'orgy'

There are more than 3,000 species of ter­mites in the world, all living in social colonies with dis­tinct hier­ar­chies. They can be dev­as­tating pests, with the ability to destroy entire build­ings. But they're also ...

dateFeb 12, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Termites eavesdrop on competitors to survive

( -- The drywood termite, Cryptotermes secundus, eavesdrops on its more aggressive subterranean competitor, Coptotermes acinaciformis, to avoid contact with it, according to scientists from CSIRO Entomology and ...

dateAug 26, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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