Flora & Fauna

Termite the Wood Devour

Every day somewhere in the rainforest, a natural swarm cycles happen. Winged reproductive (young kings and queens) out of the nest to mate and form a new colony. When a swarm occurs, large numbers from cracks in buildings or holes in the soil through swarm tubes made by worker termites.

Only a small percentage survive to form new colonies. Many are eaten by predators like birds, bats, and other insects. Or they die from natural causes and environmental conditions before they can locate a mate and nest site.  Within a termite nest there are members of different castes, each with a different role to perform and all interdependent upon each other for survival of the colony. These include the queen, king, the winged reproductive (young kings and queens), soldier and worker termites.