The video below explains the process of ventilation in termite mounds or at  least the current theories. This model however seems to be a dead end as it is very specific to underground construction.

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THis are also the papers written by Scott Turner (the researcher in the video)

http://www.rshanthini.com/tmp/CP551/SDProjectPapers/BeyondBiomimicryTermites.PDF

http://www.esf.edu/efb/turner/publication%20pdfs/Cimbebasia%2016_00.pdf

http://www.esf.edu/efb/turner/publication%20pdfs/ventilation%20&%20temperature%20in%20odontotermes.pdf

http://www.esf.edu/efb/turner/publication%20pdfs/Physiological%20and%20Biochemical%20Zoology%2074(6).pdf

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