(i) Some species of termites such as Macrotermes and Cubitermes native to Australia and Africa are talented architects, for they can build mounds as their habitats at towering heights between 15 and 17 feet or as tall as a two-story house.
(ii) These blind insects use vibrations to locate their food, and they bang their heads to communicate with one another. Sometimes termites bang their heads against a hard surface as a warning signal of a threat to their nest.
(iii) Adult termites have wings and they mate during their flights. Once they have found a suitable place to build their family home, they’ll break their own wings to settle down and live happily ever after.
(iv) Termites feed on each other’s poop in order to grow symbiotic protozoa and bacteria in their body to help them digest the hard wood material they have gulped.
(v) Termites are hygienic insects. They groom with their buddy mates regularly to keep one another clean, as hygiene is vital to their survival.
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