Termite Toodle

Composition: 
Location: 
Nowopskow (Lugansk Gebiet)
Ukraine
UA
Dimensions: 
0.2 mm dia x 0.4 mm long

Each smaller than the head of a pin, these dampwood termite gems are preserved in opalized gymnosperm wood. The fecal pellets of this type of termite lack the longitudinal ridges that give their drywood cousins their distinctive hexagonal shape.