Secondo Un'antica leggenda si tramanda che un tempo lontano i Giganti abitavano l'Isola di Ponza. Nella grotta del Core amava fare il bagno la figlia del Re, della quale si innamorò ricambiato il Dio Nettuno. La giovane era però così orgogliosa della sua bellezza che non si tratteneva dal tradire il marito. Scoperto l'inganno, il potente signore del mare, dopo aver ucciso la fedifraga, pazzo di dolore ne appese il cuore sanguinante sulla parete della roccia. Nelle notti di tempesta, conclude la storia, si odono ancora i lamenti dello sposo che non trova pace al suo dolore.
Termites are large group of insects that exist on Earth for more than 250 million years. There are 2600 known species of termites. They live on almost every continent. Termites usually inhabit tropic and sub-tropic areas, but they can also survive in other climates. Termites are absent from the Polar Regions because they cannot survive on the low outer temperatures. Ecologically, termites are valuable insects because they decompose (eliminate) huge amount of decaying plant material. Termites that live near the human population produce a lot of damage by destroying the houses and objects made of wood.Interesting Termite Facts:Termites live in colonies which consist of nymphs (semi-mature young), workers, soldiers and reproductive males and females. They all differ in size, shape and
function they perform.Termites look like ants, but they are more closely related to cockroaches.Mound is a house where colony of termites resides. One of the largest known mounds was 42 feet tall (like a two-story house).Mounds are very strong and stable structure made of mud, soil,
digested wood, feces and saliva. "Workers" are in charge for building and maintaining of the mounds.Soldiers are in charge for the protection of the mound. In the case of danger, soldiers kick the wall of the colony (which produces vibration) to alert other termites.Both workers and soldiers are almost completely blind because they spend their whole life in the dark.Kings and queens can see because they need to find a mating partner. Female queen lives between 15 and 25 years and she lays one egg every 15 seconds, which results in 30 000 eggs per day! #mental_wildlife#kings_insects#tgif_insects#bns_buginsects#ip_insects#insects_of_our_world#insectguru#pocket_insects#insect#insects#leaf#beetle#beetles#purple#shiny#nature#nature_brilliance#nature_perfection#nature_sultans#macroworld_tr#exclusive_wildlife#nature_hippys_#fiftyshades_of_nature#pocket_allnature#picturetokeep_nature#bestnatureshots#wildlife_perfection#show_us_nature#ip_connect#wildlife_in_bl