Why Are Termites So Rich in Protein?

If you are familiar with body-builders or just meat-heads in general, then you know that they are obsessed with protein (and probably human growth hormone and anabolic steroids and a bunch of other supplements). But if these folks are really serious about efficiency, then maybe they ought to consider what might be perhaps the best source of protein anywhere: termites :)

But why are they so rich in protein if their diet consists of woody material that has barely any nutritional value at all? The answer, as you are about to find out, is fascinating:

So at least two things are amazing about this video. First, the fact that these mechanisms have evolved. Second, the fact that scientists have figured them out :)
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