Termites are being researched as a possible renewable energy source as they can produce up to 2 litres of hydrogen from ingesting a single sheet of paper, making them one of the planet's most efficient bioreactors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
Scientists discovered in Brazil a 3,000 year old termite nation as big as the UK. To build it, the termites moved an amount of soil equivalent to building 4,000 Great Pyramids of Giza nola.com/news/environment…
Queen termites can live up to 50 years and can get so big for their size that they can’t even move. termiteweb.com/the-termit…
Termite queens are the longest living insect on the planet. Living on average up to 15 years with some scientists suggesting they can live up to 50-100 years old. si.edu/spotlight/buginfo/…
In 1713, a pair of Brazilian monks took a swarm of termites to court for eating their monastery. The termites were acquitted when the defense successfully argued that the monks were trespassing on the insects' land, and they were ordered to compensate them by providing a replacement habitat alphahistory.com/pastpecu…
Numbats are insectivorous marsupials native to Western Australia. They mainly eat termites. Unlike most marsupials, numbats don’t have pouches. Instead, their young clamp onto teats on the mother’s belly and stay there for five months. They can have up to 4 young at once. numbat.org.au/thenumbat
Wikipeida have tried to adopt a mascot. Suggestions have been a monkey behind a typewriter, an amoeba, Cliff Clavin (from Cheers), The Thinker, an owl, slime mold, termites. The most common mascot is the anime influenced Wikipie-Tan, a Moe personification of the site. She's still unofficial. meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/W…
The aardwolf, a member of the hyena family, can weigh less than 10 kg. The carnivore primarily eats insects and larva. One aardwolf can lap up as many as 250,000 termites in a single night using its long, sticky tongue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aar…
Humans weren't the first species to discover agriculture. That honor belongs to multiple species of ants (and termites) who beat us to it by 50-60 million years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
The naked mole-rat is the first mammal discovered to exhibit eusociality. This eusocial structure is similar to that found in ants, termites, and some bees and wasps. Only one female (the queen) and one to three males reproduce, while the rest of the members of the colony function as workers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nak…
Poison Dart Frogs derive their toxicity from eating poisonous ants and termites in the wild, and that captive-bred Dart Frogs are essentially harmless, as their diets do not contain poisonous prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poi…
Termites can distinguish between load bearing and non-load bearing timber. newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news…
Soldier termites bang their heads against the wood of their tunnels when the colony is disturbed to signal danger to the other termites. This is audible for humans. rentokil.com.au/blog/7-si…
There is a basically a UK size termite colony in brazil that has been there for 4000 years the amount of dirt, they excavated a volume of dirt equivalent to 4,000 pyramids of giza. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Termite queens have a lifespan of up to 50 years, the longest of any insect fzi.uni-freiburg.de/Insec…
The Queen Termite has the longest life span of any insect in the world, living up to 50 years old en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
Termites fart a LOT. Their flatulance accounts for somewhere between 5 and 19 percent of global methane emissions per year. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Termites are being researched as a possible renewable energy source as they can produce up to 2 litres of hydrogen from ingesting a single sheet of paper, making them one of the planet's most efficient bioreactors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
Hyenas are related to felines but due to Convergent Evolution, their features and behaviors more closely resemble canines. Bonus: the smallest member of hyena family is the Aardwolf which mainly eats termites. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hye…
The tiny pellets termites leave behind are their excrement and not tiny pieces of wood thebugskiller.com/how-to-…
Lace monitors dig into a termite mound to lay their eggs, the termites then reseal the mound keeping the eggs at a constant temperature. The lizard returns 9 months later to dig the eggs out so they can hatch. cincinnatizoo.org/blog/an…
Termite farts expel 20 million tonnes of global methane a year, but they have a built-in filter system that ensures half doesn't make its way into the atmosphere pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/ar…
Queen termites can live up to 50 years and can 'permit' secondary reproductives (females) to create satellite nests for the colony, but can also chemically block reproduction for the entire colony at any time if she chooses. orkin.com/termites/colony…
Termites Are More Closely Related To Cockroaches Than Ants en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
The closest relatives to mantises are termites and cockroaches en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Some older/less efficient worker termites will develop 'backpacks' of toxic chemicals that explode when the termite is threatened. They are essentially used as suicide bombers when the colony is being attacked. csmonitor.com/Science/201…
The naked mole-rat is the only species of animal (including simple organisms) in which cancer has never been observed, it can't feel pain through its skin, it's the only mammal with a social structure similar to ants or termites including a reproducing queen, and it's the longest living rodent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nak…
Invasive termites helped Hurricane Katrina destroy New Orleans levees; the levees' seams were made of processed sugarcane waste, a delicacy for termites entsoc.org/resources/pres…
Termites can eat styrofoam. envirocarepestcontrol.net…
Industrial-scale farming has evolved in only two non-human organisms, the fungus-growing ants and termites. nature.com/articles/ncomm…
Termites are considered a major producer of atmospheric methane (11%), one of the prime greenhouse gases, as a byproduct of their consumption of cellulose en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
One aardwolf can eat about 250,000 termites during a single night, using its long, sticky tongue to capture them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aar…
Some areas have used termites for suturing wounds closed. They have the insect use their powerful mandibles to bite the wound shut, cut the body off, and leave the severed head on holding the cut together. us9.campaign-archive2.com…
Termites mate for life mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
TERMITES are the second source of globale methane gaz emission ghgonline.org/methaneterm…
The Looney Tunes skunk character Pepe Le Pew was inspired by Mel Blanc's "ladies man" colleague at Termite Terrace, Tedd Pierce. But the name came from Charles Boyer's character Pepe Le Moko in Algiers (1938), and Blanc used a character voice he had created for Jack Benny's radio show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pep…
Termites, also known as white ants, are not ants at all, and are closely related to cockroaches. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
A certain species of Termite will as a last stand while fighting a battle against ants, explode in a burst of sticky goo which traps the enemy ants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…
Termites are a type of cockroach! umdearborn.edu/eic/resear…
Termites may produce up to two litres of hydrogen from digesting a single sheet of paper, making them one of the planet’s most efficient bioreactors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
There is a mid-rise shopping center in Zimbabwe which uses an air conditioning system inspired by African termite hills. It is ventilated and cooled by natural means, and uses less than 10% of the energy of a conventional building its size. inhabitat.com/building-mo…
Older termites are used as suicide bombers. news.sciencemag.org/envir…
When termites detect a potential breach, the soldiers bang their heads on wood to attract other soldiers for defence and to recruit additional workers to repair any breach. youtube.com/watch?v=yuIbz…
There is a species of suicide bombing termites nature.com/news/termites-…
The creepy house centipedes should be welcomed guests as they kill spiders, bed bugs, termites, cockroaches, silverfish and ants in your home. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scu…
Termites are actually cockroaches livescience.com/1447-term…
Termites managed to eat through 10 million rupees ($222,000) in currency notes stored in a steel chest at an Indian bank in 2011. csmonitor.com/World/Lates…
; the beaded lacewing larvae kills termites by farting in the termites face, then eats it. blog.therainforestsite.co…
The world's soil contains almost 1/3 of all living organisms but only about 1% of its micro-organisms have been identified. A teaspoon of soil may have billions of microbes divided among 5,000 different types, thousands of species of fungi and protozoa, nematodes, mites and a couple of termites. nytimes.com/2013/05/12/op…

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