Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Red sawdust

I'm not really sure what's going on here. I assume termites eating the remains of this tree trunk, but I'm not sure why the large amount of sawdust coming out of the piece, or why it's red.

3 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I am not sure if you are actually asking a question on this one Steven. It is most likely a boring beetle making its nest in there and the red color is the actual color of the inner wood of this tree. Sometimes the spittle dampens it and makes it look darker.

Steven Alexander said...

Joan, you always explain things so well. Appreciate learning from you. Cheers.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Glad to help Steven. I do not know much but am always willing to share the bit I do know. :)