• Most Termites Are Blind
Termites can see, but they don’t have eyes. Instead, termites use their antennae to sense light and movement. Most termites have compound eyes, which are made up of many lenses. As a result, termite vision is not good, but it is enough to tell light from dark and movement from stillness.
Termites live in the dark, damp places where they feed on wood and other plant materials. Ants need light to see, but termites don’t mind living in the dark. So instead of eating plants that make their food by photosynthesis (like ants), termites eat plants that have already been eaten or killed by other animals and then digested by bacteria. Thus, the termites get their food second-hand.