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The wavy shape of a termite mound increases the surface area and thermal mass, providing a cooling system during the day, as well as a heating system at night by flattening out the daily temperature fluctuations.

 

This is possible since the thermal mass will absorb thermal energy when the surroundings are higher in temperature than the mass, and give thermal energy back when the surroundings are cooler.

See also WILDLIFE PICTURES.

 

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