Changing the Environment

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    I'm certain they do. Forest-bottom debris would normally be considered mulch because its carbon:nitrogen ratio is too high. It has some nitrogen in it, but the carbon dominates and the breakdown of the nutrients is nitrogen-limited. Here come the termites. They burn off a lot of the carbon as methane and CO2 while hanging on to as much nitrogen as they can. The remaining soil should be relatively enriched if you can get it with the termites still in it and dead so that plants can get at the nitrogen.
     
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