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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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