Termites rear sharp pointed " hills," often over 20 ft.
The termites, or socalled " white ants," inflict great damage on wooden buildings.
A characteristic of the country in the neighbourhood of the lake are the "hills" of the termites (white ants).
Most destructive, also, are the termites or white ants, whose ravages are to be seen in the crumbling woodwork and furniture of all habitations in the hot zones.
Its food consists mainly of termites, to obtain which it opens their nests with its powerful sharp anterior claws, and as the insects swarm to the damaged part of their dwelling, it draws them into its mouth by means of its long, flexible, rapidly moving tongue covered with glutinous saliva.