Worker Termites

The workers are by far the largest cast in the termite colony and the one that does the damage; they are a creamy translucent colour, soft bodied and carry out all work in the nest, including gathering food (timber and other cellulose); constructing tunnels; repairing and enlarging the colony nest; grooming each other and feeding the soldiers, the king, queen and also caring for the young nymphs until mature.

Worker termites are 1/8 to 1/6 inches long, have no wings, are sterile and blind; work 24 hours a day for several years life span in some species.

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