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Mound-Making Ants of the Alleghenies, Their Architecture and Habits free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... tions is very plain- from the little raised columns and mounds figured above, the work of covering in could proceed with the greatest advantage. The elevations b, c, d, were evidently guaged by the height of the edge of the hill at A, thus marking the depth of the track on that line. The diminishing depth was met by a corresponding lowering of the lunettes f, i, i, and at other points in the excavation the same facts held good. The above operations began on Saturday morning- on Monday morning the cavity was two-thirds filled. Very strangely the work did not connect with the face of the break towards the summit of the hill, but a deep trench or gallery had been preserved all the way across, the wall being maintained intact. The photograph was taken on this day, and the track with this trench may be seen in the plate. Nor was there any appearance here of the formation of the galleries above described- it was dead filling in. In one of the little hollows the shells of cocoons, out of which antlings had just been delivered, were piled up, apparently to assist in the filling. I had before observed these being carried from this hill and deposited on the stones outside. A number of straws were worked iuto the columns, evidently as braces. A few feet from this large mound was a small hill, one of its off shoots, which even before the rain had shown much activity in construction, for the surface was covered with fresh pellets. The shower had inspired the inmates of this young community with amazing zeal. Adding Stories.--On the east and west sides of the hill several inches from the top, deep fissures had been cut, looking like sun cracks, the lower edges of which were being built up, and the upper bent over. An additional story was thus being...

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Author : Henry Christopher McCook
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230383387
EAN : 9781230383385
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 18 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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