Sound-producing Ants


I AM glad to see my statement in NATURE, vol. xxii. p. 583, verified by Mr. H. O. Forbes, from Sumatra, and now inclose a few ants of another kind that make this peculiar tapping or scratching sound, though not in the same system of taps as those before noted, and that was thus—

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PEAL, S. Sound-producing Ants. Nature 24, 484 (1881).

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