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Arthro-Pod: Talkin' Termites with Hannah Davis

Arthro-Pod: Talkin' Termites, Nebraska Extension Acreage Insights for April 2, 2018, http://communityenvironment.unl/arthropod-talking-termites

Episode 39

Hello bug lovers and welcome to our latest episode! On today's show Jody Green meets up with Hannah Davis to talk termites! Did you know March 12-17 was Termite Awareness Week? While this national spotlight on termites is focused on the problems they can cause, Hannah and Jody highlight the fact that not all termites are bad and some are even necessary!

Listen to the podcast below if you want to learn about the wacky life cycle of a termite, how their colonies work, and why termites are considered social cockroaches!

Part of the discussion our termite scientists have today is centered around the recent media postings regarding termites being social cockroaches. Despite this research having been published for a while, there is a sense of interest in this topic right now:

Arthro-Pod: Talkin' Termites, Nebraska Extension Acreage Insights for April 2, 2018, http://communityenvironment.unl/arthropod-talking-termites

Hannah was kind enough to provide a link to a cool film on termite gut flagellates.

You can also find Hannah's personal website here: http://hedavis.net/

Or connect with her over Twitter @berlinbuggirl

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Questions or comments? Follow the hosts on Twitter.

@JLarson_UNL - Jonathan Larson, Nebraska Extension Entomologist

@JodyBugsmeUNL - Jody Green, Nebraska Extension Entomologist

@MSkvarla36 - Michael Skvarla, Penn State University Insect Identification Lab Director