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Flashcards in Termites Deck (13):
1

Dampwood termites are usually found only

a. under slabs.
b. in wet wood.
c. in the soil.
d. in dry wood.

b. in wet wood.

2

Subterranean termites shelter or mud tubes appear

a. scaly or pebbled inside.
b. ridged inside.
c. grooved inside.
d. ribbed inside.

a. scaly or pebbled inside.

3

Dampwood termites swarm in

a. spring.
b. early summer.
c. late summer or early fall.
d. late fall.

c. late summer or early fall.

4

Mature dampwood termite soldiers are

a. 1/16 inch long.
b. 3/16 inch long.
c. 3/4 inch long.
d. 1 inch long.

c. 3/4 inch long

5

The presence of an active damp wood termite colony under a house

a. requires treatment with an insecticide.
b. is an indication of a moisture problem.
c. can be ignored.
d. means that predators haven't found them yet.

b. is an indication of a moisture problem

6

Subterranean termite swarming in Idaho occurs

a. predominately in spring.
b. predominately in early summer.
c. predominately in midsummer.
d. predominately in fall.

d. predominately in fall

7

Termites go through the following life stage:

a. Egg, pupa, adult
b. Egg, larva, pupa, adult
c. Egg, nymph, adult
d. Egg, nymph, pupa, adult

c. Egg, nymph, adult

8

(True of False)
Colonies of subterranean termites must have a connection with soil in order to obtain moisture.

True

9

Which type of termite feeds in sound structures where it can do considerable damage?

A. Subterranean termites
B. Dampwood termites
C. All of the above
D. None of the above

a. Subterranean termites

10

(True or False)
The Pacific dampwood termite lives in the wood it feeds on rather than retuning to the soil like subterranean termites.

True

11

The winged reproductive Subterranean termite is
a. off-white
b. light brown
c. medium gray
d. dark brown to brownish black

d. dark brown to brownish black

12

What allows termites to receive nourishment from the cellulose in wood?
a. Microorganisms in their "gut"
b. certain enzymes in their blood
c. moisture in the wood cells
d. they don't eat the wood, but only excavate for living area for the colony

a. Microorganisms in their "gut"

13

Which termite is larger?
a. Dampwood termite
b. Subterranean termite

a. Dampwood termite