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Dr Theo Evans studying how termites use vibrations to choose their food.

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Researchers from CSIRO Entomology have found that, rather than being indiscriminate eaters, termites use sonic vibrations to test the resonance of a piece of wood to determine if it is their preferred size or composition before feeding on it.

This discovery may lead to more targeted, non-polluting management of these insects which cost the Australian economy around $780 million per year.

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Dr Theo Evans studying how termites use vibrations to choose their food.
Dr Theo Evans studying how termites use vibrations to choose their food.
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