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Termite Queens: 30,000 eggs a day

Termite Queens: 30,000 eggs a day



Believe or not but it's true, a termite queen’s abdomen is made for reproducing egg-laying in bulk and is capable of producing over 30,000 termite eggs per day. The two mature ovaries may have some 2000 ovarioles each. Over her lifetime, a termite queen can produce upwards of 165,000,000 eggs. That’s a lot of termites. The abdomen increases the queen's body length to several times more than before mating and reduces her ability to move freely, though attendant workers provide assistance. Termites are a group of eusocial insects that were classified at the taxonomic rank of order Isoptera, but are now accepted as the infraorder Isoptera, of the cockroach order Blattodea. While termites are commonly known, especially in Australia, as "white ants," they are not closely related to the ants. A well cared-for termite queen can live for up to 50 years in ideal conditions. Queens get a reprieve and stay alive after mating. Their male counterparts usually die soon after mating, much like ants. Termites mostly feed on dead plant material, generally in the form of wood, leaf litter, soil, or animal dung, and about 10% of the estimated 4,000 species are economically significant as pests that can cause serious structural damage to buildings, crops or plantation forests.

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