Termites destroy dead plants.
They make holes in dead
For instance, they destroy wood.
Part of the organic matter
remains on the spot, mixes with the soil and produces humus.
The rest is
taken away by the termites to their nests.
Termites bring up fine
They go deep into the soil to get fine earth.
They bring it up to
make their nests.
When a nest is destroyed, the fine earth is mixed with the
cultivated layer. This layer becomes deeper.
But termite nests are sometimes
very big and very hard. They are a nuisance to the