. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. 482 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. but solitary animals can be free even in the wild state, for they are held in absolute servitude by the leaders of the herds, and, if they dare to disobey, are summarily punished. As the slaves are always neuters, it is necessary that fresh im- portations should be made as fast as the demand for workers ex- ceeds the supply; and it is really a wonderful thing that the Ama- zon Ants should always select the pupae which will afterward

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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. 482 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. but solitary animals can be free even in the wild state, for they are held in absolute servitude by the leaders of the herds, and, if they dare to disobey, are summarily punished. As the slaves are always neuters, it is necessary that fresh im- portations should be made as fast as the demand for workers ex- ceeds the supply; and it is really a wonderful thing that the Ama- zon Ants should always select the pupae which will afterward
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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. 482 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. but solitary animals can be free even in the wild state, for they are held in absolute servitude by the leaders of the herds, and, if they dare to disobey, are summarily punished. As the slaves are always neuters, it is necessary that fresh im- portations should be made as fast as the demand for workers ex- ceeds the supply; and it is really a wonderful thing that the Ama- zon Ants should always select the pupae which will afterward be developed into neuters, and never take those from which males or females will issue. The Amazon of the Continent is not the only Ant which en- slaves the neuters of another species, for in different parts of the world several species of Ants have been observed which seize upon workers belonging to other nests, and bring them to do the work of the home. A Brazilian species {Myrmica pahaia) has been observed to act in this manner. In the accompanying illustration are shown two remarkable nests, made by insects of the same genus, which have been placed side by side in order to show the different manner in which ^cells are arranged by insects which are closely allied to each other.. Neats. Folistea Ateirima, etc. The smaller, though more conspicuous nest, is formed by an in- sect which is called Polistes at&rrima, a name which is very appro-. 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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