Termites probably do not have a particularly positive impression in the minds of most people – especially if they are found gnawing away at anything wooden in your home! Nonetheless, termites and their colonies are intriguing animals that are in fact very interesting if you can see past them infesting your property.
Here are ten fascinating facts regarding termites:
- There are certain species of termite that construct their colonies upward into the sky using earth and other materials. In hotter parts of the world like the continent of Africa, there are some that can reach nearly ten metres high!
- Termites are super hygienic animals that spend large parts of their lives fussing over each other to prevent disease spreading.
- Soldier termites can’t feed themselves so they rely on worker termites to regurgitate digested food directly into their mouths.
- Termites work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They never sleep!
- There are over 2,700 different termite species on planet Earth.
- There are so many termites in the tropics that scientists estimate that they make up to 10% of all animal biomass in these regions.
- The biggest termite colony ever was estimated to accommodate over 3 million termites.
- If you weighed all the humans in the world against all the termites, the termites would weigh more.
- Termites communicate by secreting a huge range of different pheromones from glands in their bodies.
- The earliest termite species evolved over 250 million years ago.
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