We imagine soldiers as being tough and combative, not soft and nurturing. The termite soldier caste are defenders of the nest with powerful mandibles for biting predators. When a nest of Prorhinotermes simplex termites is disturbed and eggs are exposed, the soldiers display their nurturing side. Soldiers scoop the exposed eggs and pass them to workers inside the nest or drop them inside the nest and return for more. Part of the defensive role is to ensure that eggs are safely secured in the nest.
Hanus, R., Šobotník, J. & Cizek, L. (2005) Egg care by termite soldiers. Insect. Soc. Vol 52:357. doi:10.1007/s00040-005-0825-x