. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. 384 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. lack of popular names forces me to employ the scientific titles by which the insects are known to naturalists. Although in the Bcitons there are the three classes of males, females, and neuters, these neuters are not divided into two dis- tinct sets as in the termites, but are found in regular gradations of size. The real Foraging Ant is JEdton drepanojohora, and it is this insect which is so annoying and so useful to house-builders

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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. 384 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. lack of popular names forces me to employ the scientific titles by which the insects are known to naturalists. Although in the Bcitons there are the three classes of males, females, and neuters, these neuters are not divided into two dis- tinct sets as in the termites, but are found in regular gradations of size. The real Foraging Ant is JEdton drepanojohora, and it is this insect which is so annoying and so useful to house-builders
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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. 384 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. lack of popular names forces me to employ the scientific titles by which the insects are known to naturalists. Although in the Bcitons there are the three classes of males, females, and neuters, these neuters are not divided into two dis- tinct sets as in the termites, but are found in regular gradations of size. The real Foraging Ant is JEdton drepanojohora, and it is this insect which is so annoying and so useful to house-builders. The ants sally forth in vast columns, at least a hundred yards in length, though not of very great width. On the outside of the column are the officers, which are continually running backward and forward, as if to see that their own portions of the column are proceeding rightly. The proportion of officers to workers is about five per cent, or one officer to twenty workers, and they are extremely conspicuous on the march, their great white heads nodding up and down as they run along.. Eciion, One of the large workers is now before me, and a most formi- dable insect it looks. Its head is round, smooth, and very large, and is armed with a pair of enormous forceps, curved almost as sharply,as the horns of the chamois, and very sharp at the points. Their length is so great that, if straightened and placed end to end, they would be longer than the head and body together. They are beset with minute hairs, which, when viewed under the. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Wood, J. G. (John George), 1827-1889; Keyl, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1823-1871; Smith, E. A. (Edward Alfred); Pearson, G. (George). New York : Harper & Brothers

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