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Unformatted text preview: -Sterile castes-Reproductive division of labor. Video: Castles of Clay Questions to be thinking about during the video.-Why are termite mounds so large and complex?-Why do the mounds exist at all?-What do termites contribute to the ecosystem in terms of energy flow and efficiency?-What is the role of the “saliva passing? A mixture of chemicals determines the exact necessities of the termites.-What is the purpose of the “hanging gardens”? texture and smell of damp ??? that have mushrooms that can be digested by termites.-Name three principle predators. Jackal, mongoose, and a 5 foot long lizard. -What are “alates”? What are their functions?-Why do Kenyan people value and claim ownership of the mounds? Valuable source of protein to people. http://grad.bio.uci.edu/ecoevo/slockton/eusociality.pdf...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course BIOL 1a taught by Professor Symanski during the Winter '08 term at UC Irvine.
- Winter '08