Apr
20
Filed Under (Random Photo of the Week) by Rob on 20-04-2011

A humungous termite mound, seen in Togo in 2005.

Now, I’m 5’7″ (and a half) tall, so this beast must be getting of for 20 feet tall. Amazing! I’ve never seen a larger one since, I have to say (and dread to think how many termites were living in this five-star insect sky-scraper; I didn’t investigate too far!) Mind you, for some folk termites are something of a delecacy, so this could be a great source of nutrition too! Click here for some tips on cooking edible winged termites, not to mention ‘flying ant stew’ (I didn’t make this up, really!)

If you like insects, don’t forget to have a butcher’s at my Creepie Crawlies Album, full of interesting African insects!



Comments:
1 Comment posted on "Random Photo of the Week no.16"
Hugo on April 22nd, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

If you want to find out what the inside looks like 🙂
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIMJ9GKor4M&feature=related