growing pindan posts …

Pindan posts in our local area are having new additions, termites are very busy at this time of year. The darker patches are the new wings, click to enlarge:rubbish 007 rubbish 008

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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3 Responses to growing pindan posts …

  1. A.D. Everard says:

    I’m amazed at the size of some termite mounds – I put up some pictures a while back of termite mounds in the Northern Territory, under wilderness pictures in the post called “The little buggers ate WHAT?”, I won’t include a link (it’s not polite), with me in the photo of one of them, and a land rover in another – totally dwarfed by the size of them. Remarkable things and fascinating creatures.

    • Tom Harley says:

      I camped in my swag alongside one in the desert a couple of years back, woke up at daylight, about 5am and a whole new room was added during the night, they were just finishing it off as the sun rose. It was fascinating watching it happen.
      From desert country.

      • A.D. Everard says:

        Wow, that’s fast. When we lived in the wilderness, termites moved into a shed of stored books – thousands of books. Half of those books disappeared before we realized it was going on. What was left was badly eaten, but we did manage to save a few.

        They also ate the tyres off our caravan and even bored a hole into our large battery we had for power storage. I don’t know why, it’s not like there weren’t plenty of trees around, we were in native bushland in the Northern Territory tropics – think Kakadu.

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