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Functional Adaptations

Functional adaptation

Nest sheds water: tropical hornet

Nest of tropical hornet sheds water via conical roof.

  "The conical shape of the [nest of the] tropical hornet Vespa affinis leads rain water efficiently away from the nest." (Pallasmaa 1995:12)
  Learn more about this functional adaptation.
  • Pallasmaa, J. 1995. Animal architecture. Helsinki: Museum of Finnish Architecture. 126 p.
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