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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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5 Comments

FakawiTribe
FakawiTribe 2 months ago

Awesome! Thanks Ashley!

AshleyT
AshleyT 2 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

FakawiTribe
FakawiTribe 5 months 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 5 months ago

I would have never guessed it would be this big!

vm.bharathiraja
vm.bharathiraja 5 months ago

I am getting .....

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 5 months 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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