Termites include ancient animals because they have existed since 200 million years ago, or older than humans.
Generally, Termites are known as insects that cause destruction. Termite is a type of insect that has attacked almost all components of the building especially wood components in building construction or furniture.
This termite attack does not recognize the time. Termites attack for 24 hours and 7 days non stop. But it turns out, Termites have an important role to human beings and the environment.
So big the benefits of termites for the environment that has not been widely realized by everyone.
If only we realize the benefits of termites, it will emerge the termite cultivation of soil as well as the cultivation of earthworms develop in the community. Let’s see the benefits of this one animal.
Termite Nest Can Reveal Location of Gold Mine
Apparently, this one animal can find the location of gold mines.
Even the “so rich” nest of small animals that contain the precious metal powder. The researchers found the termite nest contained high gold concentrations, five to six times higher than concentrations found over 16 meters from the mound.
The scientists explain in detail their findings in the November issue of the journal Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis.
Termites can enter deep into the soil. This ability depends on the type of termites. Termites are very fond of locations containing metals, especially precious metals (gold). This metal will be re-issued by termites.
Termite Nest is not just a place to live, But, Also Helps Ecosystem Surrounding To Survive In Drought.
Termites build nests by digging holes similar to small pores on the ground. As a result, water can sink deeper into the soil so it does not evaporate.
Hundreds of high-rise termite nests can be found in the savannas of Africa, South America, Australian grasslands, and savannas in Papua.
Their nests not only house and bastion for termite colonies, but also help the surrounding ecosystem to survive in times of drought.
Researchers from Princeton University, United States, states the termite nest is like an oasis in the desert. Corina Tarnita, researcher and assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University, said the desertification process did not significantly affect the habitat around the termite nest.
In a research report published in the journal Science, researchers say, plants that grow around the termite nest can survive longer in a long dry summer. Termite nest mounds become a potential defense against climate change and prevent soil from becoming barren.
Benefits of Queen Termites For Health
The queen termite is a large caterpillar found in a termite nest that has a fat body and is the size of an adult’s little finger and also more bisah, queen termites there is only one in one colony nest
This queen termite may be very difficult to find in a nest located in a ground-based termite nest and is usually located separately with termite workers usually sprawling in the nest that queen termite can be taken by breaking up the queen’s termite nest, or by using a sharp low like a machete or knife by peeling the queen’s nest termites from the ground, this queen termite has many properties in the world of queens termite have long been in use in the form of capsules to make it easier in consumption. and most of these queen termites are consumed alive.
This queen termite has benefits to treat:
- Patients with high blood
- s a dietary supplement keep the body fit
- Skin remedies such as ringworm, acne pimples and others
- Uric acid
- Fatigue or tired
- Back pain
- Treat eye
and many other benefits that can not mention one one
So are some of the benefits of the Termite Colony. The benefits are felt for the improvement of agricultural land, both the improvement of biological, physical and chemical properties.
Damage to the survival of termites will intentionally break the chain of ecosystems that will affect the lives of other organisms.
Control of termites affecting wood furniture should be as effective as possible. do not let anti-termite drugs will destroy the termite termite populations in the future.
The sustainability of an ecological system will remain intact as long as the main perpetrator is that humans can maintain relationships with other communities of organisms and the environment.