Giant dunes of Termites colonies

The termites colonies in Salalah Oman

The termites’ colonies in Salalah Oman. The mountains are full of woody vegetation and in the piedmont, there are giant colonies of the termites to consume the wood and change it into the soil. In the dry season when only the dry and woody material is left and the camels have to rely on it for food, the camel adopts a very unique strategy, eating the soil of the termites’ dunes to engulf the microflora of the termite’s gut and to enable the camel gut to digest the woody dry material.

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