Can you imagine that the lowly clam would take on a role as water based pollution detector?
Termites have been known to produce thumping or rattling sounds in their subterranean homes.
Farming has been a useful tool for a long long time, and not just for humans!
Termites are often regarded as gluttonous creatures because of the billions of dollars of damage their appetites generate every year for homeowners, but would you believe that termites are actually picky eaters? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
What insect has the longest life span of them all? Find out on this Moment of Science.
If you were able to shrink and infiltrate a termite colony you’d notice four distinct groups: workers, soldiers, immature individuals, and reproductives. The workers are the Cinderellas of the termite world; blind, sterile, and wingless, they tend the eggs, feed the soldiers and young termites, and maintain the nest.
Without insects, you’d eliminate certain kinds of fruits and vegetables, and that might make it difficult to put together a picnic lunch. And of course, you’d also miss out on insect products like honey or silk.