A termite strain in BAM’s basement. Altogether there are 30 species of these animals.
Source: BAM, Bild: Michael Danner
Dino McMahon’s stock 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.