of Cornitermes cumulans (Isoptera, Termitidae) and their role in determining a potential keystone species.
In a comprehensive investigation of the possible nutritional/medicinal value of termite mounds used by Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory, Foti (1994) found that termitaria
were used for gastric disorders or after eating certain foods, like yams, turtle or goannas.
The soil volume of these mounds is large compared to that of even the biggest termitaria
. Its accumulation at the same spot probably results from a succession of many termite species recolonizing the same area (M.
Other published studies from the Grassland Biome yielded seven species (7.5 %) from abandoned Trinervitermes trinervoides termitaria
(Haddad & Dippenaar-Schoeman 2002, 2006a) and five species (8.8 %>) from Themeda triandra grassland (Haddad 2005).
and Uwumarongie-Ilori (2010) Immobilisation of As, Cr and Cu in CCA contaminated soil using lateriate and termitaria
Salik J, Herrera R, Jordan CF (1983) Termitaria
nutrient patchiness in nutrient deficient rainforest Biotropica 15, 1-7.
Each month we broke open three termitaria
and collected [approximately]5-10 g of each caste using forceps.