Ecology of Termites

@inproceedings{Ahmad2018EcologyOT,
  title={Ecology of Termites},
  author={Syed Kamran Ahmad and Hassan Ali Dawah and Md. Aslam Khan},
  year={2018}
}
Termites show a structured social life, provisioned with work-based divisions, i.e., king, queen, workers, and soldiers. Ecologically, termites interact with living and nonliving surroundings and deliver a wide range of behaviors. They ensure the survival of colony members by harvesting food, constructing shelters, defending the external and internal threats, and nourishing the new borne progeny in a systematic manner. The termites are equipped with complex characteristics such as chemical… 
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