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Posts tagged termites

February 21, 2014

 

A naked mole rat in profile eating cheese

What Do Naked Mole Rats And Ants Have In Common?

You might be surprised by just how alike the world's homeliest rodent species is to many colony-building insect species.

July 16, 2013

 

assorted insects on a white board

A World Without Insects

A world without them might not be as nice as we might think...

June 20, 2013

 

leafcutter ant crawling next to a leaf

The First Farmers

Farming has been a useful tool for a long long time, and not just for humans!

March 24, 2011

 

clam sunbathing

Clams Are Great Pollution Detectors

Can you imagine that the lowly clam would take on a role as water based pollution detector?

January 12, 2009

 

Termite soldier in grass

Termite Headbangers

Termites have been known to produce thumping or rattling sounds in their subterranean homes.

June 27, 2005

 

Termites, Those Picky Eaters

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.

December 2, 2004

 

Methuselah Insect

What insect has the longest life span of them all? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Termites

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.

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