Tag archives for termites
I’ve moved some of my better termite photos to a new gallery at alexanderwild.com. Go visit.
I did not expect everyone to nearly instantaneously solve yesterday’s termite ball mystery. I’m either going to have to post more difficult challenges (from now on, nothing will be in focus!) or attract a slower class of reader. As you surmised, those little orange balls are an egg-mimicking fungus. It is related to free-living soil fungi,…
…they’re something far more interesting. Ten points to the first person who identifies the orange balls. These were photographed inside a termite nest in southern Illinois last fall.