Crystals draw sunlight into plantwindow plants
The pillar-like leaves of window plants enhance photosynthesis by filtering sunlight down a series of translucent crystals of oxalic acid.
Dense covering protects from coldsnow lotus
Flowers of snow lotus plants protect from the cold via thick, furry insulation.
Mound passively heats/coolscompass termite
Mounds of compass termites provide heating and cooling at appropriate times of day thanks to orientation with respect to the sun.
Skin protects from dehydrationfile snake
The skin of file snakes protects from dehydration because it is hygroscopic, absorbing moisture from the air.