Termite Image Library
Image Number K8085-14
A large carton nest (composed of soil, saliva and feces) built by the Formosan subterranean termite. The termites from this enormous colony inflicted much damage to the building before they were detected. This roughly 8-by-1 foot nest housed several million individuals. It is not uncommon to find such carton nests in walls or ceilings as well as in floors.
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