eat wood and other plant materials. They also do not need
water as they take moisture from the wood they eat. Just
like ants, termites are extremely social creatures. They
like to live in warm regions of the world. They love wood!
Termites do not need a source of water. They live off the
water that is produced from the digestion of the cellulose.
You can find their nests in damp soils or timbers but they
do not require contact with the soil. They are social insects.
Their colonies may contain up to 2,700 members.
Colonies live within the wood. Like many insects, termites
have an egg, an immature and an adult stage. During the
two-week incubation period, eggs are tended by the worker
termites. The nymph hatches directly from the egg. Attendants
feed nymphs regurgitated food for the first two weeks, enabling
them through molting to become workers, soldiers, reproductives,
or supplementary reproductives.The nymphs pass through 7
phases before reaching adulthood.