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EENY279: Drywood Termite,Cryptotermes cavifronsBanks (Insecta: Isoptera: Kalotermitidae)

Figure 7. Cryptotermes cavifrons' three pairs of anal glands extract every last bit of water possible before waste excretion, producing the hexagonal fecal pellets seen here. For scale, the glassy "rock" near the top right of the photo is a grain of sand.

Credit: Angela S. Brammer, University of Florida