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:
- It's Official: Termites are just cockroaches with a fancy social life. ScienceNews
- Researchers explore how solitary cockroaches gave rise to social termites. Pest Control Technology
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