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UF/IFAS research: termite 'poop' nest material creates natural antibiotic

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For some 50 years, scientists have tried — but failed — to find a way to use microbes as a means of biological control for destructive subterranean termites. University of Florida ... read more

The hidden secrets of insect poop

Termites, Coptotermes formosanus, employ faeces to build secure homes by mixing poop into ... niger, creates unique defecation zone within their nests. The ants keep most waste – such as dead members ... read more

Termites Use Poop to Fight Biological Warfare

Termites may use their own poop as a source of natural antibiotics, researchers say ... Ninja Skills] The insect mixes its poop with chewed wood particles to create building material for its nests, an... read more

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