Sunday Snapshots: Termite’s Nest Up Close and Personal

Termite nest on Mango tree in Belize

This year we trimmed back a Mango tree so our Avocado tree could get some sun. In the wake of our cutting, these termites decided to make a nest and attempt to finish off the job. Notice how fast the Mango has grown back in 3 months!

Termites at work in the jungle. Sorry for breaking up the party guys

Normally the termites would be inside their nest. However, we just disturbed the outside to expose the insects for a photo. Plus, tour guides in Belize say the termites taste like carrots. We had to try it out for ourselves!

Termites taste a little like carrots, but I taste peppermint

I did not taste carrots. Instead, the termite had a peppermint flavor. Maybe it was wishful thinking? I never cared much for carrots.  Maybe we will save a couple of bucks and start using termite toothpaste? Don’t worry, Lower Dover Jungle Lodge is not that eco-friendly…yet!  Do a jungle hike at Lower Dover and taste the termites yourself!

Close up photo inside of termite nest

Termite photography in Belize

Termites tunneling through wood and making a nest of wood pulp

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6 thoughts on “Sunday Snapshots: Termite’s Nest Up Close and Personal

  1. Sorry we missed the termite feast. I’ve eaten them in various places and found that they tend to taste in accordance to what they are eating (some taste like mushrooms, peppermint, etc.)

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