Why do termites need bacteria?
Termites primarily feed on wooden substances. As the wood contains cellulose and the termites cannot digest them, they take the help of bacteria called "Trichonympha". This bacterium assists in digestion of cellulose in termites. This type of relation between the bacterum and the termites is called as Symbiosis. This is a type of relation in which both of the participating organisms get mutually benefited. In this context termites get their food digested and the bacteria receive food and shelter in the gut of termites.
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Termite eat wood cellulose, then the protozoa and bacteria in their intestines breakdown the cellulose for them. Its call a symbiotic system.
a type of insect which can be a pest to wooden houses as it eats them up.
don't put them in a wooden box - they will eat their way out
Subterranean termites live in colonies underground. The workers travel up top side to find wood cellulose to feed the colony.Termites are blind and don't know what wood to eat…. They just search until they bump into wood and then they feed on it and take it back to feed the colony. If a termite worker finds wood in your house they will continue to feed off of it until the wood is gone , causing millions of dollars of damage to homes every year. Traditionally, there are two ways exterminators remove termites - Vikane gas, which requires you to vacate your home as it will be tented and pumped full of toxic gas and termidor, a bait that is shared by the community. Termidor is typically used to treat subterranean pests.
Some bacteria synthesize vitamins that your body cannot. A non-pathogenic strain of E. coli , for example, synthesizes vitamin K, used in clotting. Bacteria help properly dig…est food, extracting precious nutrients which your body then uses. Harmful bacteria is often killed by the good bacteria, known as microbiota, or incorrectly, normal flora.
A bacteria needs food,moisture,warm,time to grow up !! :)
is called Nitrogen-fixing bacteria
No you don't REALLY need one but its best since you really don't want to wake up with termites all over you!!! the thing is its a new house and you really don't know TONS abou…t it so i WOULD recommend it. : ) * I would really recommend doing an ordinary termite inspection before you plan to do anything if your house. Sometimes it can be extremely dangerous to try and acquire or sell a property with a house on it, especially if you realize that you are living in a termite infestation areas in the country. Many people claim that these termite inspections cost a lot, however, you better regard it as a pure investment in your future activities rather than a waste of money. You decide, but as it was written above, a termite inspection is something extremely useful. So do it, better late than never!
No, they will not cover it. However, if a gust of wind knocks it down, then they will cover the fence. Insurance does not cover damage caused by insects.
They are decomposers in ecosystems.
The bacteria live off of cellulose and support the life of the termite.
Both are living beings!
they can live in the USA but they are common in Africa andAustrailia
Most of the time, yes. However, some bacteria may be parasites orproducers.