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The bizarre death rituals of termites and their queens

Posted on AllSides June 1st, 2024
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I have never seen a creature more grotesque than a queen termite. I'm usually not too squeamish about bugs, but after seeing what a queen termite looks and acts like, I want to hide inside of an air-tight, bug-proof, plastic box for the rest of my life. The queen termites' massive size compared to regal termites, along with its pulsating, translucent body, is not the only freaky quality about this bug. Queen termites are so heavy with eggs that they can't move enough to clean themselves. The other termites in...

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