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Architecture and morphogenesis in the mound of Macrotermes michaelseni (Sjöstedt) (Isoptera: Termitidae, Macrotermitinae) in northern Namibia

@inproceedings{Turner2000ArchitectureAM,
  title={Architecture and morphogenesis in the mound of Macrotermes michaelseni (Sj{\"o}stedt) (Isoptera: Termitidae, Macrotermitinae) in northern Namibia},
  author={J. Scott Turner},
  year={2000}
}
The mounds of Macrotermes michaelseni (Sjostedt) in northern Namibia have a characteristic architecture, being divided into three structurally distinct components: a central cone-shaped mound, topped by a tall, thin spire which tilts northward at an angle similar to the sun's average zenith angle, and a broad outwash pediment that results from erosion off the mound. Internally, the mound is permeated by a complex network of tunnels that can be divided into three broad types: a capacious central… 
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