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Dann Pigdon wrote
>What did these termites eat? I was under the impression that most
>modern species were grass eaters, especially the mound building
>varieties. What alternatives were there in the absence of grass?
>I've heard it said that there is more biomass of termites in the
>world than all other terrestrial animals combined. Are their
>modern numbers a result of proliferation of grass species, in
>which case, were termites much less common in pre-grass times?
Termites eat leaf, wood and seeds in addition to grass (a type of leaf really).
Wood and leaves were available during Jurassic.
Gautam Majumdar firstname.lastname@example.org