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Termites Use Poop to Fight Biological Warfare

Termites may use their own poop as a source of natural antibiotics, researchers say. These findings might help explain why human attempts to kill them using biological warfare have failed over the ... read more

Termite poop might be key to new antibiotics

The two researchers discovered that termites are incredibly resistant to disease because they use their own poop to build their nests ... by Su and Chouvenc won’t lead to new developments in ... read more

These Termites Turn Your House Into a Palace of Poop

(Josh Cassidy/KQED) Some types, such as dampwood termites that are attracted by water-damaged wood, use their cardboard-like poop ... tested biological controls such as fungi as treatments against ... read more

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Termites use poop to fight off biological warfare

Termites may use their own poop as a source of natural antibiotics, researchers say. These findings might help explain why human attempts to kill them using biological warfare have failed over the ... read more

Watch and learn how termites turn your house into a poop palace

Some types, such as dampwood termites that are attracted by water-damaged wood, use their cardboard-like poop pellets ... have tested biological controls such as fungi as treatments against termites. ... read more



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