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Why do termites need bacteria?
Termites primarily feed on wooden substances. As the wood contains cellulose and the termites cannot digest them, they take the help of bacteria called "Trichonympha". This bacterium assists in digestion of cellulose in termites. This type of relation between the bacterum and the termites is called as Symbiosis. This is a type of relation in which both of the participating organisms get mutually benefited. In this context termites get their food digested and the bacteria receive food and shelter in the gut of termites.
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is called Nitrogen-fixing bacteria
No you don't REALLY need one but its best since you really don't want to wake up with termites all over you!!! the thing is its a new house and you really don't know TONS abou…t it so i WOULD recommend it. : ) * I would really recommend doing an ordinary termite inspection before you plan to do anything if your house. Sometimes it can be extremely dangerous to try and acquire or sell a property with a house on it, especially if you realize that you are living in a termite infestation areas in the country. Many people claim that these termite inspections cost a lot, however, you better regard it as a pure investment in your future activities rather than a waste of money. You decide, but as it was written above, a termite inspection is something extremely useful. So do it, better late than never!
Bacteria are extremely simple organisms. Most bacteria are a single cell, and are supported perfectly by sunlight alone. Some kinds of bacteria can live deep underwater, or en…cased in thousands of tons of rock. Some can even live in space. Overall bacteria do not need oxygen/nitrogen for any reason, because there body's do not need it to function, they are just to small and simple.
Bacteria serve many functions in soil. Some bacteria break down the organic material that is the remains or wastes of living things. Soil bacteria help reduce these to smaller… and smaller bits that can then be eaten or absorbed by other living things such as earthworms that further digest and process them so that the resulting compounds are simple enough to be taken up by plant roots. Some bacteria live in nodules on the roots of plants such as legumes (beans, peas and so forth) and they can take nitrogen from the air and "fix" it in a form that the plant can use. This is why legumes are sometimes planted to improve nitrogen deplete soil, called a green cover crop.
Some bacteria synthesize vitamins that your body cannot. A non-pathogenic strain of E. coli, for example, synthesizes vitamin K, used in clotting. Bacteria help properly diges…t food, extracting precious nutrients which your body then uses. Harmful bacteria is often killed by the good bacteria, known as microbiota, or incorrectly, normal flora.
No. A virus does, because it's no living organism itself. A bacteria is a cell and does not need another cell to reproduce. Check google with bacteria vs. Virus:)
Subterranean termites live in colonies underground. The workers travel up top side to find wood cellulose to feed the colony.Termites are blind and don't know what wood to eat…. They just search until they bump into wood and then they feed on it and take it back to feed the colony. If a termite worker finds wood in your house they will continue to feed off of it until the wood is gone , causing millions of dollars of damage to homes every year. Traditionally, there are two ways exterminators remove termites - Vikane gas, which requires you to vacate your home as it will be tented and pumped full of toxic gas and termidor, a bait that is shared by the community. Termidor is typically used to treat subterranean pests.
Nope - they can reproduce all by themselves - by dividing.
Very low to no oxygen levels with an ample carbon source.
Not all; many.
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The best thing to do would be to get rid of them, unless you don't mind them eating your wood and possibly making your house collapse. Call Terminix and ask them about their …free initial home inspection and evaluation. (877) 397-5201
bacteria need a carbohydrate energy source to act as a fuel for respiration- glucose + oxygen = carbon dioxide + water (+ ATP energy). bacteria need to respire to allow th…em to grow in large numbers so that you are able to see the colony as a whole (when growing them in a lab).
They are decomposers in ecosystems.
Humans need soil bacteria in order to help beak down some types of food. 1 type of food that requires minor amounts of soil bacteria is monkey meat although not common in the …western world monkey is popular within mid-asia countries and since monkey's eat food like berries they can get some diseases that can be minor for them but fatal for us luckily we have some trusty bacteria to eat it for us!