• Termites work 24 hours /7 Days a week
  • They Never sleep
  • Like Vampires They don’t like sunlight and can actually die if exposed to sunlight , that’s why they travel in mud tubes and live in nest either below or above ground
  • They have been around since Dinosaur times in fact they have been alive for over 250 Million Years
  • Termite queens can live for between 15 to 25 Years
  • There are more termites on earth than Humans
  • A Termite queen can lay 40,000 eggs per day.
  • The protein content of termites is higher than in beef
  • Hard to believe but Termites are fried and sold like fast food in Zaire.
  • In some countries Termites are made into cooking oil.
  • Some termite nests can contain up to 2 million termites
  • They eat not only dead wood and homes but they also eat live trees
  • In Australia one Termite Nest was so large that it measured 10 metres across and contained over 3 Million termites , it was constructed from such hard mudding that scientist required a Jack Hammer just to enter the nest .
  • The queen was the same size as a standard lead pencil
  • Termites pass more wind than humans and create Methane gas
  • Termite Gas generates some of the highest quantities of methane (greenhouse gas emission) in the animal/insect kingdom, with some scientist stating that they contribute more methane than all human industries combined (factories, cars, etc.).
  • Termites eat  their way through approximately 7 billion tonnes of plant material each year .
  • Although  termites’ ability to hollow wood out is bad for houses and trees, they have been used to help produce didgeridoos.

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