Even the old are asked to make a final sacrifice for the colony.
With their supersized heads and deadly mandibles, termite soldiers are built for battle. Until their very last breath. (Photo: khazari/Shutterstock)
We’re always marveling at the complex and wondrously efficient social organization found in the insect kingdom.
But when the time comes for termites to put down their plows and go to war, they demonstrate possibly the coldest social imperative of all…