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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER HI. ANTS. Within
the last ten or twelve years our information on the habits and
intelligence of these insects has been so considerably extended,
that in here rendering a condensed epitome of our knowledge in this
most interesting branch of comparative psychology, it will be found
that the chapter is constituted principally of a statement of
observations and experiments which have been conducted during the
short period named. The observers to whom we are mainly indebted
for this large increase of our knowledge are Messrs. Bates, Belt,
Miiller, Moggridge, Lincecum, MacCook, and Sir John Lubbock. From
the fact that these naturalists conducted their observations in
different parts of the world and on widely different species of
ants, it is not surprising that their results should present many
points of difference; for this only shows, as we might have
expected, that different species of ants differ considerably in
habits and intelligence. Therefore, in now drawing all these
numerous observations to a focus, I shall endeavour to show clearly
their points of difference as well as their points of agreement;
and in order that the facts to be considered may be arranged in
some kind of order, I shall deal with them under the following
heads: --Powers of special sense; Sense of direction; Powers of
memory; Emotions; Powers of communication; Habits general in sundry
species; Habits peculiar to certain species; General intelligence
of various species. Powers of Special Sense. Taking first the sense
of sight, Sir John Lubbock made a number of experiments on the
influence of light coloured by passing through various tints of
stained glass, with the following results. The ants which he
observed greatly dislike the presence of light within their...
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