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Termite Mound

Nasutitermes

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Nasutitermes unknown sp.


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alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Termites are best left in the Jungle!

barbarossa
barbarossa 9 years ago

I'll ID to genus to be safe. Are you having problems with the Noah website? I can only get through on my phone right now.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

or 'N. acajutlae'

barbarossa
barbarossa 9 years ago

Yeah they were all over the island. I was told that downed trees don't last too long around there.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Wow! Termites do live in trees there. Thanks for enlightening.... "Known locally as wood lice or wood ants, this Nasutitermes species builds large nests of partially digested wood pulp mixed with their own saliva and feces. The material looks like mud from a distance. The nests are often found broken up on the ground, brought down by their own weight." http://matthewwills.com/tag/st-john/

barbarossa
barbarossa 9 years ago

I think termites. Didn't look inside though!

http://www.seestjohn.com/fauna_termites....

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Termites or ants?

barbarossa
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Spotted on Jun 22, 2009
Submitted on Apr 23, 2012

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