As we drove around in the savannah of far north Queensland, Australia, we saw so many big termite hills. Thousands and thousands of them. Sometimes they are called mounds, termitaria, or anthills, even though they are the nests of termites, not ants. Many of them that we saw were around 1-3 meters high. Some of them had a more amorphous heap shape, but some of them have conical shapes that made them look like brown fairy castles. Too bad we didn’t spot a giant one, as we read ones up to 6 meters high ones are not rare in northern Australia, and they can even reach 9 meters in Africa’s savannah. However, this is a representative picture of what we saw there.
Tell us about the biggest termite hills that you’ve seen! Or tell us about biggest insect nest that you’ve seen!