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Termite Behavior

(cited in Observational Notes on Short-Lived and Infrequent Behaviors Dislayed by Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Annals of Entomological Society of America 100: 763-771. PDF)

 

Mating behavior.
 
 
 
 
An ecdysis event. The arrow points to the head capsule of the ecdysing termite.
 
 
 
 
Type IV OM. The arrow points to the head capsule of the termite about to
perform the Type IV OM.
 
 
 
 
Sticky feces. Arrows point to the head capsules of the two termites involved in the episode.
 
 
 
 
Tail-chasing. Notice the two termites in the center of the screen.
 
 
 
 
Typical excavation and deposition behavior.