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Image #cld1905209
SpeciesMacrotermes gilvus
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionIn one of the most ancient instances of monoculture, Macrotermes termites cultivate gardens of Termitomyces fungus as a form of external digestion, enabling the break down plant lignin for their consumption. Here, soldiers and nymphs attend their fungus comb, found deep within their subterranean nest. 
Keywordsblattodea | borneo | comb | fauna | fungus | insect | isoptera | mutualism | nest | soldiers | symbiosis | termites

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