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Science has recently discovered that the ant does not lay up anything for winter use.
The ant-king had come in the night with thousands and thousands of ants, and the grateful creatures had by great industry picked up all the millet-seed and gathered them into the sacks.
How small men seem, how like a swarm of ants sweltering in endless confusion on their tiny hill
A few ants were in this desert place, but merely to spend the summer.
The noise of many voices in talk and laughter came from within the booths, and in and out ran the attendants like ants about an ant-hill.
We're just ants in ant-hill cities, in a world that doesn't matter; that goes on and rambles into nothingness.
The ants were pouring down a glacier of loose earth heaped between the stones of the ruin--large brown ants with polished bodies.
Oh, some fat red ants, and some sand-bugs, and once in a while a tiny crab.
Instincts comparable with habits, but different in their origin -- Instincts graduated -- Aphides and ants -- Instincts variable -- Domestic instincts, their origin -- Natural instincts of the cuckoo, ostrich, and parasitic bees -- Slave-making ants -- Hive-bee, its cell-making instinct - - Difficulties on the theory of the Natural Selection of instincts -- Neuter or sterile insects -- Summary.
Rio de Janeiro -- Excursion north of Cape Frio -- Great Evaporation -- Slavery -- Botofogo Bay -- Terrestrial Planariae -- Clouds on the Corcovado -- Heavy Rain -- Musical Frogs -- Phosphorescent Insects -- Elater, springing powers of -- Blue Haze -- Noise made by a Butterfly -- Entomology -- Ants -- Wasp killing a Spider -- Parasitical Spider -- Artifices of an Epeira -- Gregarious Spider -- Spider with an unsymmetrical Web.
One day when I went out to my wood-pile, or rather my pile of stumps, I observed two large ants, the one red, the other much larger, nearly half an inch long, and black, fiercely contending with one another.
But we might give the ants a commission to look out for us; they run to and fro as if they had something to do, and they certainly know of a wife for our little snail
Applied to any other creature than the Leviathan --to an ant or a flea --such portly terms might justly be deemed unwarrantably grandiloquent.
Mamma, the big ant was trying to kill the little one.
We all know about the habits of the ant, we know all about the habits of the bee, but we know nothing at all about the habits of the oyster.