A termite crawls across the tip of a chopstick. The wood-munching insects have adopted a military strategy that puts the oldest nest-members on the front lines of battle. Photo: SCMP Picture

Termites are not filial. They sacrifice their elders in wars with ants

Old female soldier termites were most likely to become cannon fodder in the defence of the nest, study finds

Topic |   Science

TOP PICKS

A termite crawls across the tip of a chopstick. The wood-munching insects have adopted a military strategy that puts the oldest nest-members on the front lines of battle. Photo: SCMP Picture
READ FULL ARTICLE