A termite strain in BAM’s basement. Altogether there are 30 species of these animals.
Source: BAM, Image: Michael Danner
Dino McMahon’s stock of termites at BAM is "probably the best in the world".
Evolutionary biologists are particularly interested in the social behaviour of the animals, he explains.
Under video observation: a group of termites that were infected with the immune blocker GDL in a long-term test.
A field test, also in the basement: there is a piece of wood with about 1000 termites in each of 36 separate beds.