(1) The African termite lives in tall mounds so strong that humans use dynamite to remove them when they are in the way.(2) On my way there I turned over a board and found a termite colony with a few big soldiers in with the rank and file.(3) However she found only a few trees infested with living colonies of the termite .(4) Although a native termite colony might occasionally infest a tree, it's almost invariably a dead one, Messenger says.(5) In South America, anteaters evolved long sticky tongues that enable them to feed on ants and termites .(6) Many of the structures associated with feeding are modified for feeding on ants and termites underground.(7) This treatment helps wood resist attacks by termites and decay-causing fungi.(8) This is applicable especially, but not exclusively, to so-called social insects such as bees, wasps, ants and termites .(9) But when it comes to creating a permanent home for the colony, termites are the champion.(10) I found a colony of small white termites eating up the underside of a board.(11) This clever housing arrangement is also guarded by soldier termites that protect the mound from invading ants.(12) An adult anteater can eat as many as 30,000 ants or termites in a single day(13) Technicians use fiber optics to pinpoint exactly where the termites are living within the wood.(14) This encourages other bacteria to take hold, then termites discover the soft wood, further adding to the damage.(15) Osbrink collected termites from four different colonies and placed them in glass tubes.(16) Some termites feed on the wood timber of houses, posing a danger as a roof or ceiling can collapse from the impact of their feeding.