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How Termites Eat Wood



How Termites Eat Wood

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     challenging words:    tracts, digest, microscope, protozoa, digestive, depend, people, damage, wooden, break, living, great, without, need, release, other


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How Termites Eat Wood
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Termites are insects. People do not want these insects in their homes! Why not? Because termites eat wood. They can do great damage to homes and other wooden structures. There are very few living organisms that can eat wood. It is hard to digest. Termites are very good at eating wood. They cannot digest it, though, without help. Termites' bodies contain tiny animals called protozoa that digest the wood for them. Protozoa can only be seen with the help .....
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