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On 21 Aug 2001, at 11:53, Dace wrote:
> > > 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.
I don't suppose it's at all possible that this guy read E. O. Wilson.
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