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Termites scamper from their disturbed nest (punso). Can you identify the workers from the soldiers? Mt Makiling Botanical Garden, UPLB, Laguna
Find out from these questions why termites are among the most despised creatures.
- Describe how termites "bring down the house."
- Why don't we see termites in the open? Where do they live?
- Describe their colony. What is the caste system?
- How do termites eat wood? How do they lignin and cellulose?
- Do termites attack dead wood only? How about living trees? Industrial materials?
- Why do termites swarm? When is the usual swarming time?Does swarming signify anything about climate? Season?
- How long do termites live? How about the queen? King? How long does an anthill or punso remain active?
- What are the ways to control termites at home? Forests? Warehouse?
- Where does the termite belong in the animal kingdom? How old is it evolutionarily?
- What is the role of termites in the ecosystem? Would the world be any better without termites? ~