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Response to Series of Subliminal Stimuli; an Ethological Method for investigating the Properties of Nervous Systems

Naturevolume 191pages512513 (1961) | Download Citation

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QUEEN ants of genus Formica react to mechanical disturbance of the nest by running downwards to the deepest chambers. In laboratory colonies a series of shocks could result in a reaction, although one similar shock was too small to produce any visible effect.

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    • A. J. PONTIN

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