. Homes without hands. : Being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction. Animals. THE MUD WASl*, 457 kneaded by the insect until it has attained a wonderfiil tenacity and strength, and is rendered so plastic as to be worked almost as neatly as the waxen bee-cell. It is of rather a lai-ge size^' measuring about thirteen inches in length, by nine in width, and filled with combs. Unfortunately, in its passage to this country, it waa broken and much damaged, but the fragments were col-. lected and skilfully put together by Mr. F. Smith, who

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. Homes without hands. : Being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction. Animals. THE MUD WASl*, 457 kneaded by the insect until it has attained a wonderfiil tenacity and strength, and is rendered so plastic as to be worked almost as neatly as the waxen bee-cell. It is of rather a lai-ge size^' measuring about thirteen inches in length, by nine in width, and filled with combs. Unfortunately, in its passage to this country, it waa broken and much damaged, but the fragments were col-. lected and skilfully put together by Mr. F. Smith, who
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. Homes without hands. : Being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction. Animals. THE MUD WASl*, 457 kneaded by the insect until it has attained a wonderfiil tenacity and strength, and is rendered so plastic as to be worked almost as neatly as the waxen bee-cell. It is of rather a lai-ge size^' measuring about thirteen inches in length, by nine in width, and filled with combs. Unfortunately, in its passage to this country, it waa broken and much damaged, but the fragments were col-. lected and skilfully put together by Mr. F. Smith, who has succeeded in restoring the nest to its original shape, with the exception of an aperture through which the interior of the nest may. be seen. The accident was in so far an advantage, that it gave oppor- tunities of studying the construction of a nest which is at present. 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). London : Longmans, Green, and Co.

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