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eastern subterranean termites (Reticulitermes flavipes)

eastern subterranean termites (Reticulitermes flavipes)

In a colony of eastern subterranean termites (Reticulitermes flavipes), as many as 70,000 termites may die every day. Dealing with all those corpses is critical to colony health, and a new study reveals how the primary methods for termite undertakers—burying corpses or eating them—varies by caste. (Photo by Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

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