Social Organization

Workers

Worker are termites are the powerhouse of the termite colony. The worker caste feeds soldiers, tends the queen and eggs from the queen and other reproductives, finds food sources, and…

Soldiers

One caste of termite is the soldier. Typical colonies have reproductives, soldiers, and worker termite castes. Soldiers of most subterranean termites found in North America have the role of protecting…

Diet

Some termites in the world are soil consuming termites. Termites in North America, though, are wood or cellulose consuming termites. Those termites which consume cellulose or wood are sometimes called…

Reproductives

Reproduction in a termite colony is fascinating. Perhaps the most remarkable reproduction occurs in subterranean termite colonies, but drywood termite reproduction is important as well.When a termite colony is healthy…