Mt. Termite

As we began our ride from Windhoek to Etosha our excellent guide, Lombard, tells us about the termite mound. One sees thousands of them along the B1 highway. The regular distance between each mound might lead one to assume they are very territorial. Maybe they are, but the distance is simply determined by where the insects fall to ground after hatching from the original mound. Where they fall as their wings give out is where they start a new mound. This link will give you more info than you could hope for:http://www.esf.edu/efb/turner/termitePages/termiteStruct.html

Lombard explains to Barbara, Dave and Oren that Termite City is actually below ground level!

Lombard explains to Barbara, Oren and Dave that Termite City is actually below ground level!

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In Namibia with the U.S. Peace Corps July 2014 - July 2016. View all posts by Steve Link

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