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A popular term for a participant in the long-term ‘genius’ studies initiated in 1921 by Dr. LM Terman, who selected 1,521 children with IQs > 135 using the Stanford-Binet test

termite

see ISOPTERA.
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Highly motile protists and bacteria fill expansions of the hind end of the termite digestive tract (the section called stomachs, intestines, or hindguts).
Usually, there are two major categories of termite treatment pesticides: liquids and baits.
Termite infestations can also dramatically reduce the value of a property.
For studying the termite diversity in the soil, 200 soil core samples (30 x 30 x 30 cm each) were taken from four localities (Palar Top, Usman Khattar, Garhi Afgana and Khurram Paracha; 50 samples from each locality) of the study area.
When termites were given no choice but to consume just one variety of wood for 6 weeks, six of the woods--redwood, Brazilian jatoba, Peruvian walnut, Honduran mahogany, Alaska yellow cedar, and teak--showed some level of natural resistance and caused an average of better than 75 percent termite mortality.
Rich cellulose content in cow dung attracts termites, the experts had said, adding that this traditional practice was to be discontinued for bringing down the termite menace.
What's most interesting to entomologist Gregg Henderson of Louisiana State University is that Chouvenc and Su have declared human termite science a 50-year failure at biological control, yet "show how simply and elegantly it is performed by the termites themselves.
Wood particles take about 24 hours to pass through lower termite gut (Breznak, 1982), most of that time being digested in food vacuoles of hindgut flagellate protozoa.
During the actual experimental time, I continue with my regularly scheduled lessons, presenting basic termite behavior and how microorganisms assist with the breakdown of cellulose in the termite gut.
Several methods have been developed and investigated for nondestructive detection of termite attacks.
The explosive termites have shorter, worn-down mandibles compared with others from the same species, indicating that they are older, according to the findings published in (http://news.
We're talking about relatively new buildings with termite problems.