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Termites feed through good vibrations

...kened to a form of sonar. Dr Evans says different termite species are known to prefer eating particular size...oadcasting static into small blocks did not affect termite choice, showing that the termites were not interested in random noise. These results show two respo...

Cousin of Asian super termite invades Florida

Another highly destructive termite -- a close relative of the Formosan "super termite..."We are asking those who think they have seen this termite to contact us at the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center." Su is working with Rud...

Fungus Effective Against Winged Termites

...arming form of the termite. The invasive Formosan termite causes hundreds of millions of dollars in damage a... many current control efforts focus on eliminating termite workers in colonies--not on destroying alates during the crucial period before they form new colonie...

Fungus-farming termites descend from an African rain forest Eve

...ence analysis and computer modelling suggests that termite agriculture originated in the African rain forest, and gave rise to the many fungus-cultivating termite species alive today in various parts of the Old World. The relationship between the termites and th...

Wild Gorillas Handy with a Stick

...an gnash nuts between their teeth and simply smash termite mounds to release their denizens. But now, as part of an ongoing study of western gorillas in Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo, Thomas Breuer, Mireille Ndoundou-Hockemba, and Vicki Fishlock reveal that gorillas are just as resou...

Environmental metagenomics diagnosing extreme environments, tapping opportunities for clean energy

...terizing is the microbial community inhabiting the termite hindgut, among nature's most efficient bioreactors...ut termites in our tank, but if we can harness the termite microbe enzymes that breakdown lignocellulose and make hydrogen, we may end up with a commercially v...

Termites get the vibe on what tastes good

...abits, and address the very significant problem of termite damage in buildings and other structures," Mr Inta says. ...

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