eat wood and other plant materials. They also do
not need water as they take moisture from the wood
they eat. Just like ants, termites are extremely
social creatures. They like to live in warm regions
of the world. They love wood! Termites do not need
a source of water. They live off the water that
is produced from the digestion of the cellulose.
You can find their nests in damp soils or timbers
but they do not require contact with the soil. They
are social insects. Their colonies may contain up
to 2,700 members. Colonies live within the wood.
Like many insects, termites have an egg, an immature
and an adult stage. During the two-week incubation
period, eggs are tended by the worker termites.
The nymph hatches directly from the egg. Attendants
feed nymphs regurgitated food for the first two
weeks, enabling them through molting to become workers,
soldiers, reproductives, or supplementary reproductives.The
nymphs pass through 7 phases before reaching adulthood.