How To Get Rid Of Termites
You Might Start Missing Your Termites After Kickin'em Out. After All, They Have Been Your Roommates For Quite A While. Enraged With How The Termites Have Eaten Up Your Antique Furniture? Can't Wait To Have Them Exterminated Completely From The Face Of The Earth? Fret Not. We Will Tell You How To Get Rid Of Them From Your House At Least. If Not From The Face The Earth.
The sudden appearance of thousands of shimmering specks in the sky has signaled the emergence of millions of winged termites throughout time. Humans in various cultures herald the arrival of these insects, and they certainly attracted the attention of dinosaurs. Termites provide a good meal easily gathered in a short amount of time. My experience with eating termites came when I was working in Burkina Faso on a project funded by the World Health Organization some years ago. A heavy downpour had thundered on the tin roof of our compound for about ten minutes before passing. When I went outdoors to feel the refreshing cool air that followed the storm, I was astonished to find thousands of large, winged termites rising up from what appeared to be every square foot of soil as far as I could see. The cook was already out carrying a pail of water in one hand and enthusiastically grabbing at the fluttering termites with the other. Upon securing one, a quick movement of the wrist plunged the...
When insects with appetites for angiosperms appeared on the scene around the mid-Cretaceous, they defoliated the limbs, bored into stems, and fed on flowers and fruits. Subterranean creatures such as termites, beetle grubs, fly maggots, caterpillars, and aphids ate away on the roots and underground stems.65 By selective feeding on specific genera and species of angiosperms, Cretaceous insects were determining which lineages of flowering plants would be here today.
Some subtropical and tropical snake species live underground and only come out in droughts or floods. These are the smallest snakes some are no longer than 4 inches (10 cm). They have large heads, few teeth, and bodies covered in very soft, slippery scales, which enable them to slide into anthills and termite hills, their only sources of food. Their eyes, which are covered with scales, barely work.
There are other mysteries with Mononykus. What were the curious can openers on those stubby front limbs for They certainly did not have a long reach. Their use in defense seems doubtful. It is likely that Velocirap-tor would have little trouble dispatching one of these stub-armed turkeys. But that short arm is not puny it has very robust bones and presumably large muscles, and that big claw. Perhaps, if the beast took on the right posture, the claws would be useful for digging termite mounds and ant nests an anteater of the Cretaceous. Perhaps the forelimbs were used to grasp a mating partner. Perhaps they were employed for digging deep nests or burrows. Any, all, or none may be true.
Today, phlebotomine flies occur in a variety of climates from warm to tropical and habitats ranging from rain forests to semiarid deserts.175 179 Given Cretaceous temperatures,180 sand flies would have been globally dispersed in a variety of environs. Adults might have preferred dark, humid sites on tree trunks and leaves or tree hollows, caves, and other excavations. As the climate in certain regions became drier, they adapted to microhabitats such as rodent or turtle burrows that provided the humidity and temperature levels approaching those of their primeval homes. Phlebotomine larvae develop in concealed areas, like cracks and crevices in the soil, tree hollows and crotches, termite mounds, forest floor litter, and animal burrows.175 Fungi may have been the basic food for the larvae, since two Cretaceous individuals were found associated with the fruiting bodies of a club mushroom181 (color plates 8D, 12A). While small and fragile with a limited flight range, sand flies can travel...
A warm rain had caused tens of thousands of termites to swarm out of a nest at the base of a rotting log, and a feathered juvenile theropod, a coelurosaur was frantically rushing after them, savoring their rich, fatty bodies. After leaping into the air to snap at those that had just become airborne, the youngster suddenly stopped and began frantically scratching among the feathery structures on his neck. Residing there were two species of strange, wingless insects. One, a large, partially flattened louse almost a half-inch in length, remained fairly quiescent between the feather bases close to the skin surface. From time to time, the creature's vertical mandibles scraped away and devoured some of the epidermis, which served as its major food source. This giant louse was one of many that lived here, and the resulting irritation from their bites had caused the dinosaur to stop and claw at the itchy infested area. But the disturbance only made the primitive lice extend flattened antennae...
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Arms longer than a person, each tipped with vicious claws, are the only known fossils of Deinocheirus ( terrible hand ). Judging by its arms, this dinosaur was probably massive, but its true size and shape are a mystery - perhaps it was a midget with preposterously outsized limbs. Some scientists think it was a biggame hunter. Others think it hauled itself up trees like a sloth or used its arms to raid termites' nests.