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Formosan subterranean termite soldier and eggs

Formosan subterranean termite soldier and eggs

Termite baits can wipe out a colony in about 90 days, but the colony’s eggs are gone by day 30. Why? A new study investigates and fills in a missing piece of the puzzle in understanding how termite colonies collapse when exposed to a chitin synthesis inhibitor. Here, a Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus) soldier guards a pile of eggs. (Photo by Thomas Chouvenc, Ph.D.)

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