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Nature's architect


Bong, Joseph Choon Fah and King, Patricia Jie Hung (2013) Nature's architect. In: Nature's Yield and Wonders of Art (NYAWA)13: Insects. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Serdang, Selangor, pp. 60-63. ISBN 9789679603484

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In the forest or in an oil palm station, we sometimes see soil mounds that could be up to 1 meter tall. These are termite mounds. The common termite species that is a mound builder is the Macrotermes gilvus Hagen. The mound is actually a sort of 'house' that contains numerous living 'quarters' or lamellae which are interconnected by an intricate network of tunnels for instant and efficient communication and accessibility, or escape.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Putra Science Park
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Insects; Soil mounds; Termites.
Depositing User: Umikalthom Abdullah
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 11:25
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2014 11:11
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