Termite Mound Pieces


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Termite mounds are constructed out of a mixture of soil, termite saliva and dung. Although the mound appears solid, the structure is incredibly porous. Its walls are filled with tiny holes that allow outside air to enter and permeate the entire structure. Termites do not live throughout the mound but spend most of their time in a nest located at or below ground level.  The mound has many storage chambers for wood, the insect’s primary food source, however the mounds also house a fungus. Termites eat this fungus which helps them extract nutrients from the wood they consume.

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