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NATURE & GASTRONOMY

  

 

 

  termite mound

 

Thailand

Inside a termite mound, there is a complex system of labyrinth-like tunnels and cavities. Cool wind is drawn into the base of the mound via channels, and its coldness is stored using wet soil. As the air warms during the day, it flows upwards and out of the mound via vents. This gives the mound the ability to keep a stable temperature throughout.