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Re: Guides of Selous

Unread postby Guides of Selous » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:29 pm

Hello,
please, give me a short LIFE story of TERMITES

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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:06 pm

Pfft, that is a tall order, we know too much about termites. ;)
Okay, here goes, without all the Latin and behaviour that you probably already know:

There is a queen, she can live to about 45 years old. The queen adds an extra set of ovaries with each molt, which results in a huge distended abdomen. A mature queen can produce more than 2,000 eggs a day.
There is a king, who only grows a little larger after mating, but mates for life.This is very different from ant colonies, in which a queen mates once with the male(s) and stores the gametes for life, as the male ants die shortly after mating.
You also have the worker termites. These do not have wings, and digest cellulose in food and are the most likely to be found in infested wood. Prokaryotes (sorry, no other name that I know of, call it bacteria) help digest the cellulose in the gut.
The soldiers keep the nest safe from invaders like ants. Their jaws are very large and powerful, and in many cases (depending on kind of termite) they have to be fed by the workers.
The winged termites can reproduce (unlike worker and soldier) and have eyes, again unlike worker and soldier.They swarm in the dry season, bad fliers really, and when they find a damp enough place they shed their wings and start a new colony.

Termites are generally grouped according to their feeding behaviour. The commonly used groupings are subterranean, soil-feeding, drywood, dampwood, and grass-eating.
The nests you will know, and you probably also know that the nests are extremely well airconditioned, keeping the temperatures at the preferred level.
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Re: Guides of Selous

Unread postby Guides of Selous » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:10 pm

Thanks a lot DuQues....

Thank you friends and formites for viewing the topic.

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Re: Guides of Selous

Unread postby Guides of Selous » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:46 pm

how many times do the oxpeckers peck in one second or in a minute?

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Re: Guides of Selous

Unread postby DuQues » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:29 pm

No one with an answer... And I think it depends on how much the host animal is moving, the bird needs to keep its balance....

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Re: Guides of Selous

Unread postby Guides of Selous » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:06 pm

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We are thanking you so much for the birthday wish.
Thank you so much,, DuQues



Sory, the previous quiz was wrong... I wanted to know about the WOODPECKERS and NOT the OXPECKERS,,, that, how many time do they peck in a minute or a second?
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Re: Guides of Selous

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:08 am

Good morning Guides. :thumbs_up: :dance: :D

It seems that each species pecks at a certain frequency that is specific to that species. In other words, one type of woodpecker pecks at a number of pecks each second, while another type will do so at a faster or a slower rate because it is of a different species. However, not all species perform this - known as "drumming" - and some species do it only sometimes. Hope this helps?
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Re: Guides of Selous

Unread postby Guides of Selous » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:43 pm

thanks very much Formites,, yes it help

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Re: Guides of Selous

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:28 am

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Re: Guides of Selous

Unread postby Guides of Selous » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:55 am

hello,,
In Tanzania, we say Jambo!

"What are the all main & sub reasons of COBRAS, to expand thei neck?"

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Re: Guides of Selous

Unread postby Tom124 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:26 pm

Hi there :D

What we have to remember is that cobras, like snakes, want to avoid physical confrontation at all costs i.e. they just don't want to get hurt. That's their instinct. So, when a cobra feels threatened it will raise its hood in order to look more frightening (and bigger). In that way, cobras will scare off something that appears threatening - hopefully - and that avoids having to use other defense mechanisms, such as biting. Biting would mean the snake is more likely to be injured in retaliation. In short, cobras raise their hoods to scare off threats without running the risk of getting hurt themselves.

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Re: Guides of Selous

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:59 pm

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Greetings fro Whiteman

Unread postby Guides of Selous » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:46 pm

Hello Formite .

I hope u are all doing great, it has been long time for me without signing in,but now am back once again,all in all we really appreciate your support as well your knowledge that you shear with us,On behalf of Guides of Selous i really i appreciate it :clap:

For today i just wanted to pass my regards to you Friend out there..

Cheers!
Fr; Whiteman John :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:10 am

Greetings to you as well John Whiteman and the guides of Selous. Hope you are also doing well in your part of Africa busy protecting animals and being involved in conservation of nature :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Greetings fro Whiteman

Unread postby JenB » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:08 pm

Hi John! :yaya:

It's nice seeing the Guides of Selous online again!
Regards to all all the guides up there in Africa. :D
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