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June 14, 2023

Editor’s Note: Questions for this month’s test were contributed by Doug Foster; Jerry Schappert, ACE; Eric Scherzinger; Pete Schopen; Desiree Straubinger, BCE; and Mark VanderWerp, BCE. Want to know how you did? The answers are listed at the bottom of the page.

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Tech Test Tidbit: Crowded colonies

A mature colony of termites may have 200,000 to 2 million workers, depending on the species, although many colonies have as few as 50,000 workers. A large colony may split into several small nesting sites (satellite nests) as the termites expand the area in which they forage.

Answers to May Tech Test:
1. True, 2. False, 3. b, 4. d, 5. False, 6. True, 7. d, 8. False, 9. True, 10. True

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