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Termites in West Africa

S. L. O. Malaka

Termites in West Africa

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Published by University of Lagos Press in Lagos, Nigeria .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, West.
    • Subjects:
    • Termites -- Africa, West.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

      StatementS.L.O. Malaka.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQL529.26.A358 M35 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 165 p. :
      Number of Pages165
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL760021M
      ISBN 109780171444
      LC Control Number97156679
      OCLC/WorldCa37725739

      Termites may set up a small nest in the foundation of an American home, while others may build formidable mounds (termitaria) in Australia or West Africa. They use their saliva, dung, and soil to construct amazing mounds that are temperature and moisture-controlled cities for the colony.   Termites of the subfamily Macrotermitinae live in a mutualistic symbiosis with basidiomycete fungi of the genus Termitomyces. Here, we explored interaction specificity in fungus-growing termites using samples from colonies in South-Africa and Senegal, belonging to eight species divided over three genera. Knowledge of interaction specificity is important to test the Cited by: Mound-building termites in Africa have the potential to buffer climate-sensitive grasslands there from the regional effects of global warming, at least for a while, according to a new study. In.   The African savanna has a cornucopia of majestic creatures — lions, elephants and giraffes among them. But behind the scenes, it is the tiny termite that fuels much of .


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Termites in West Africa [Malaka, S. O] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Termites Termites in West Africa book West Africa. Recently, termitologists working with West African termites (West African Termite Taxonomy Initiative) convened for a workshop with the aim of beginning to address this problem.

Repeated determination of the same termite samples by the most renowned taxonomists for West African termites identified the huge scale of the problem, Termites in West Africa book less than 10% of all species could be. insects Review Termite Taxonomy, Challenges and Prospects: West Africa, A Case Example Judith Korb 1,*, Boris D.

Kasseney 2, Yvonne Tété Cakpo 3, Robin H. Casalla Daza 1,4, Jean Norbert K. Gbenyedji 2, Mayouré Edith Ilboudo 5, Guy Josens 6, N’golo Abdoulaye Koné 7, Karen Meusemann 1, Abdoulaye B. Ndiaye 8, Simon Idoko Okweche 9, Michael Poul Yves Roisin 11 and Fernand Cited by: 3.

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Foraging behavior has evolved in concert with termite life types, some species feeding on the wood in which they live and others harvesting food that is separate from the nest.

The nutritional value of food sources appears to be critically important to colony foundation by Cited by:   African mound-building termites look a bit different from the pale ones you might find burrowing through your house.

(Taman Negara NP/Wikimedia/ CC BY-SA ) Like ants, termites live in colonies that can number up to millions of individuals.

The harvester termites are an ancient, Old World family of termites, the Hodotermitidae. They are distinguished by the serrated inner edge of their mandibles, and their functional compound eyes which are present in all castes. They forage for grass at night and during daylight hours, and pigmented workers are often observed outside the nest.

Their range includes the deserts and savannas of Africa, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia Class: Insecta. Mound-building termites are a group of termite species that live in mounds. These termites live in Africa, Australia and South America.

The mounds sometimes have a diameter of 30 metres. Most of the mounds are in well-drained areas. Termite mounds usually outlive the colonies themselves. If the inner tunnels of the nest are exposed it is usually dead. Sometimes other colonies, of the same or.

Distribution: Although found predominantly in Gauteng and the Western Cape, these termites are widely spread throughout South Africa.

This is one of the most destructive termite species in South Africa. It attacks all timber structures in buildings and damages trees. The large termite mounds, termitaria, are created by fungus-growing termites (Macrotermes natalensis).

The mound is an elaborate air conditioning system that keeps the nest at a constant temperature and circulates fresh air throughout. Infra order: Isoptera. Emphasis has been placed on more recent contributions, particularly those that explore new concepts in the ecology of termites and soils.

There are sections dealing with the effects of termite activity on soil profile development, soil physical properties, soil chemical properties, soil microbiology and plant by: Column - IF ever there is a spectacular display of insect life during the rains, it is that of the flight of flying termites.

These emerge after a heavy rainfall. The next more moderately adapted termites live in the soil and forage for wood. African termites are some of the most advanced termites in the world that farm funguses and grasses. These termites live in the soil all of their lives and construct mounds that are in the record books.

They also rank amongst the largest in the world. White ants are another name for flying African termites. Termites represent a valuable source of protein and fat.

In fact, the termites are a considerably higher source of protein than their equivalent weight in rump steak. Termites are collected when they take flight during migration.

Our aim here was to uncover termite species richness in a West African savanna under most natural conditions.

Our results build a necessary cornerstone to address questions on the functional role of termite species in ecological and global processes and they provide a standardised nomenclature for future studies. Materials and methods Cited by:   The number of termite species in the world is more thanand Africa with more than species has the richest intercontinental diversity.

The family Termitidae contains builders of great mounds up to 5 m high. Colonies are composed of casts: a queen, a king, soldiers and workers. Some species of termite cultivate specialised fungi to digest cellulose. Termites constitute 10% of all Cited by: The large termite mounds found in East Africa are due to the three species of the genus Macrotermes-M.

goliath, M. bellicosus and M. natalensis. They are found throughout the country from sea-level to ft. ( m.) under various conditions of climate and soil type. The size of the mounds, which may be anything up to 5 m. high and 20 m. broad. Termites. The photo to the right is a meal of spiced and fried termites with ugali, a corn, millet or soghurm based porridge that is popular across East and Southern Africa.

Because termites are rich in protein and plenty of Omega 3 fatty acids, termites are enjoyed in most parts of Africa, either as a healthy snack or a side dish to a starchy meal.

Fungus-growing termites (subfamily Macrotermitinae, Isoptera) cultivate fungal crops (genus Termitomyces, Basidiomycotina) in gardens inside their fungus gardens are continuously provided with plant substrates, whereas older parts that have been well decomposed by the fungus are consumed (cf. [1, 2]).Fungus-growing termites are found throughout the Old World tropics, in rain Cited by: Termite diversity across an anthropogenic disturbance gradient in the humid forest zone of West Africa.

Subterranean termites live in an environment in which they are continually exposed to potentially pathogenic (e.g. mold and bacteria) and competitive (e.g. basidiomycete decay fungi) microorganisms (Kramm et al.Jayasimha and Henderson ).Healthy termite colonies and individuals, however, appear to be mostly devoid of microbial growth, suggesting inherent Cited by: Data are presented for termite assemblages across an anthropogenic disturbance gradient in the humid forest zone of West and Central Africa.

Sampling was by standardised m × 2m transects in: primary forest, several ages of regenerating forest, agroforestry plots, short fallows, mixed food crop fields, and mechanically cleared plots. These termites will move about below the surface of the ground as much as possible and build tunnels for shorts distances to get from one point of cover to the next making detection challenging.

This is one of the most destructive termite species in Kenya. It attacks all. This book provides both a historical survey and a critical analysis of the literature in French from West and Equatorial Africa. Professor Blair begins by discussing the social, educational and political influences which led to the formation of the.

In most cases, termites either have small eyes or no eyes at all. Many species have a pore on the front of the head to secrete pheromones and/or defensive chemicals. Distribution and Habitat.

Termites are mostly found in tropical regions and are most diverse in tropical west Africa, and in rainforests in South America and southeast Asia. Rural and urban Islam in West Africa / Nehemia Levtzion --Merchants vs.

scholars and clerics in West Africa / Nehemia Levtzion --The economics of Islam in the southern Sahara / E. Ann McDougall --The shaykh's men / Lucie G.

Colvin --Tcherno Aliou, the walí of Goumba / Lamin Sanneh --Dyula and Sonongui roles in the Islamization of the region of. A termite colony is led by a queen that also has her consort known as the king as well as soldiers, workers, nymphs and the flying termites that swarm after the first rains.

A Nigerian party's. 1 Termites and fire: current understanding and future research directions for improved savanna conservation Andrew B.

Davies1, Catherine L. Parr2 & Berndt J. van Rensburg1,3 1Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria,South Africa, [email protected], 2Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the.

Termite treatments consist of applying a liquid termiticide treatment to areas of your home prone to termite activity. In some cases, some drilling is involved to get to said hot spots, but rest assured, these holes will be filled in once the treatment is g: West Africa.

To summarize, our study reliably identified a total of 40 termite species, covering the two major West African ecosystems, savannah and forest, including natural as well as disturbed sites. Thus, this study can serve as the basis for upcoming ecological research which Cited by: 1. East African Community.

International • Develop an East African Community Initiative that builds on the experience of the interagency West Africa Coast Initiative. Introduction Kenya’s position on the East Coast of Africa has for centuries made it a strategic location for trade.

It is the economic hub of East Africa and a major tourist File Size: 1MB. Mound-building termites live in Africa, Australia and South America and the mounds they create are enormous -- as big as 30 meters in diameter. I mean really, look at the size of these things.

Since the first published survey of termites in South Africa’s Kruger National Park (KNP) over 55 years ago, our understanding of termite diversity has expanded sufficiently to merit an update. The termite queen may be the mother who makes the ultimate sacrifice for her swarms of children.

Isolated in an earthen capsule, she lays more than a Missing: West Africa. In many parts of West Africa farmers place wood on soil in order to attract termites to the soil. In Burkina Faso, farmers bury manure in holes near newly planted grains in hopes that the manure Author: Graham Salinger.

Have you ever wondered what manna tasted like. It was found like dew on the ground, every morning when the children of Israel were going through the desert towards the promised land. Well, in the months of June, July and August, here in West Africa, they have something that can be found ever so often, covering the ground in the morning.

The "artists" behind bizarre, barren, grassless rings dotting the desert of Southwest Africa have been found lurking right at scientists' feet: termites. Known as fairy circles, these patches crop.

In the parched grasslands and savannas, or drylands, of Africa, South America and Asia, termite mounds store nutrients and moisture and via internal tunnels, allow water to better penetrate the soil. As a result, vegetation flourishes on and near termite mounds in ecosystems that are otherwise vulnerable to desertification.

Preliminary report on a survey of the termites (Isoptera) of South West Africa. Windhoek [South West Africa]: State Museum, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: W G H Coaton; J L Sheasby.

New Books Bring New Knowledge in West Africa. Janu Our Shared Ministry. The books are stored in a box made out of recycled metal barrels to prevent them from being damaged by blowing sand, termites, or moisture.

This box is kept in Iissa’s home, and he manages the lending process.While the West African Ebola epidemic appeared to be on the wane at the time of the workshop, Fair (among others) reminded participants that much work remained before all transmission chains were extinguished.

“In Liberia already there is complete complacency about Ebola,” he observed. “There are very few people, unless they survived it Author: Forum on Microbial Threats.A brief West African history, its past civilization and tourist attractions.

Transatlantic Slave Trade and Amistad revolt; European colonialism, Chiefdoms, traditional beliefs in sorcery and witchcrafts celebration after midnight, cultural heritage, how women secret societies operate and their initiation.