Spinning movements in the larvae of the ant,Formica fusca

I t is known t h a t no sp inn ing of the an t cocoon can occur unt i l s and grains , smal l pieces of wood, or o ther rubble have been placed over the la rva by the queen or workers (Wheeler, 19i0). Since sp inn ing occurs unde r this rubble pile, no obse rva t ions seem to have been made in the way in which the cocoon is const ructed. This p a p e r… CONTINUE READING