This mandibular termite has a hole in the front of it's head from which it secretes a white substance - presumably defensive. Also quite notable are the scissor-like mandibles which cross over one another as the termite snips blindly away at threats like clumsy human fingers. Wilston, Qld.
Angry termite soldier exudes a white defensive liquid after I disturbed it's nest. Bringing it out of it's warm, moist nest into dry and cold winter air has resulted in the condensation on it's back. Wilston, QLD.
Termites prepare to defend their nest after it's broken into by a clumsy photographer. Condensation accumulates as they leave the warm, moist atmosphere for the cool, dry air of the outside world. Wilston, Qld.
Termite workers lay down debris on orange globs of poo to rebuild a tunnel on a tree trunk. Totally organic building and the tree seemed ok even with a huge termite nest halfway up its trunk. Biggenden, QLD.