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Each anteater eats about 35,000 ants and termites each day.
Queen termites may live for fifty years.
Termites are not related to ants. They are part of the cockroach family.
In rainy climates, some breeds of termites attach special overhanging eaves to their nests. These eaves deflect downpours and keep the nests dry. The compass termite, an Australian breed, builds its nest in the shape of an axe head, the sides of which always point north and south. African termites in search of water will bore holes as deep as 130 feet into the Earth until they find the water table.