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Termites are not just pests; can show way to drought control

Termites are not just pests; can show way to drought control

You only know that termites, popularly known as white ants, are nasty pests because they munch away your wooden furniture. But ancient Indians knew these insects can be our saviors in times of drought like the one parts of India are now experiencing. They knew that termite mounds which these insects build are indicators of nearby ground water.

Power your car with termites digestive powers

The findings are the first to measure the sugar output from enzymes created by the termites themselves and the output from symbionts, small protozoa that live in termite guts and aid in digestion of woody material.