Re: Coordinated behavior among birds, fish, and insects

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    > > It was assumed that the termites use their sense of
    > > smell to guide the columns together, but when Eugene Marais stuck a
    > > plate between two columns, he found that they still matched perfectly.
    > > Marais also discovered that all the coordinated activities of the
    > > are somehow facilitated by their queen. Even if the queen is isolated
    > > the workers in a compartment, when the queen is killed, all work
    > > stops.
    > I'd love some references for these two pieces of work
    > (I'm assuming they were published in the normal way).

    > Chris Taylor

    Marais, E. N., The Soul of the White Ant, Penguin, 1973, pp. 119-121.

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