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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