Coneheads, egg stacks and anteater attacks: The reign of a termite queen
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A single determined termite braves countless threats to participate in the only flight of her lifetime. She evades the onslaught of predators as she lands, flips off her wings, secretes pheromones, and attracts a mate. But she's not alone. Unlike most termite species, conehead termite colonies can have multiple queens and kings. Barbara L. Thorne details the reign and duties of termite royalty. [Directed by Thomas Johnson Volda, narrated by Alexandra Panzer, music by Cem Misirlioglu, Jared Samuel].