Termites Main Diet -“Cellulose”

Termites Main Diet

Termites are one among the few creatures that relies on wood as a primary food source. Cellulose is the common organic compound found in plant materials, which is obtained from wood, grass, leaves, humus, manure of herbivorous animals, and materials of vegetative origin. Termites can break down the cellulose fibers found in wood and derive nutrients. These nutrients can’t be digested by their own. Instead they have symbiotic protozoa and bacteria in their guts to break down the tough plant fibers.