Affiliations 

  • 1 Urban Entomology Laboratory, Vector Control Research Unit, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
PLoS ONE, 2012;7(4):e36375.
PMID: 22558452 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036375

Abstract

Undertaking behavior is a significant adaptation to social life in enclosed nests. Workers are known to remove dead colony members from the nest. Such behavior prevents the spread of pathogens that may be detrimental to a colony. To date, little is known about the ethological aspects of how termites deal with carcasses.

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