Termite colony: a complex social organization

United States, 1965

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A discussion of the polymorphic social organisation within an African termite colony, describing the unique roles of the queen, soldiers, and workers in the colony. Shows the care for the queen during the egg laying stage and the care for the young after the eggs hatch; the cultivation of a food supply for the colony; the defence of the colony by the soldiers; and the repair of the nest by the workers.


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Coronet Films



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United States
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Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Colonies (Biology)

Animals & Wildlife → Insects - Behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Insects - Metamorphosis

Animals & Wildlife → Termites

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology - Africa

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Life cycles (Biology)

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Biology - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biology - Study and teaching

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Colonies (Biology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life cycles (Biology)

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States






16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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