Saturday, May 15, 2010

Termite terror

Many years ago, termites ate away some of my precious books in the store room. Now and then they will try to start a colony in my door frame and I get the pest control people to make sure they don't even think about it. On the concrete steps at Kentridge Park I saw columns of termites moving like soldiers getting ready for a major war. They were streaming across the steps. I stopped to take a closer look and then found it fascinating that next to the moving termites there were stationery ones. There were big termites with menacing heads and amongst them were baby termites. I was not sure what they were doing. It looks like they were feeding on something. As I had no time to study the behaviour of these termites, I took a short video which I will upload later.

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