Though considered household pests, termites form some of the most complex societies in the animal kingdom.
Much like leaf-cutter ants, many termite species are fungus gardeners. In fact, the gigantic mounds built by some termite colonies are complex, temperature-controlled structures essential for maintaining the ideal growing environment for their food source: fungus. A column of hot air rises above the mounds, driving air circulation currents inside the subterranean network. (Is the science behind your garden so intricate?)