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Bulbitermes termite arboreal nest

Bulbitermes species

Description:

Spherical shaped nest attached to a giant fern tree. Size of a basketball. made up of woody material.

Habitat:

rainforest Malaysia


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4 Comments

FakawiTribe
FakawiTribe a day ago

I am guessing that all those brain-like furrows act to increase the surface area of the globe. That may help in keeping the temperature inside cool and to speed up drying when wet.
Enough to give anyone the heebie jeebies... haha

Pizza97
Pizza97 2 days ago

I would have never guessed it would be this big!

vm.bharathiraja
vm.bharathiraja 3 days ago

I am getting .....

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 3 days ago

WOW!! That is incredible & kinda creepy too!!

Pahang, Malaysia

Lat: 3.74, Long: 101.72

Spotted on Jul 15, 2017
Submitted on Jul 17, 2017

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