Animals: Ant Facts

When the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia last week presented its Leidy Medal to Dr. William Morton Wheeler, internationally famed zoologist, longtime Dean of the Bussey Institution for Research in Applied Biology at Harvard, he replied with a lecture on the subject in which he had been doing medal-worthy work: ants and their queens. Some of his more curious ant facts:

There is an ant queen who has a pocket in her head and combs on her feet. After her travels through dirt, she combs her body for earth with which to grow...

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