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Karl von Frisch, Animal Architecture, Harcourt, 1974

DIAGRAM OF THE CIRCULATION OF AIR IN NESTS OF MACROTERMES BELLICOSUS (NATALENSIS)

Right, in a nest from the Ivory Coast; left, in a nest from Uganda. The arrows indicate the direction in which air moves. (1) Cellar; (2) upper air space; (3) ducts in the ridges; (4) royal cell; (5) fungus chambers; (6) brood chambers.

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