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Title: The bee and white ants, their manners and habits; with illustrations of animal instinct and intelligence
Identifier: cu31924003653965 (find matches)
Year: 1878 (1870s)
Authors: Lardner, Dionysius, 1793-1859
Subjects: Bees; Instinct; Termites
Publisher: London, Lockwood & co
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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HEXAGONAL STRUCTURE. 56. On further examining the oomh, it will be found that the hexagonal spaces presented by its surface are the mouths of so Kg. 20.
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many hexagonal tubes â which are filled â with honey. If any of these be empty, it â¢will be seen that the depth of these tubes is half the thickness of the comb. 57. It appears therefore that the honey-comb is a, combinatiou of hexagonal tubes, placed in juxtaposition, the angles of the hexagon being fitted into each other like the stones of a mosaic payement; that â there are two systems of such tubes, meeting in the middle of the thickness of the comb, their mouths being pre- sented outwards on both sides, and consequently their bases resting against each other. If by the dissection of the comb, the forms of their bases be examined, they -will be found to consist, not as might be at first supposed of plane regular hexagons, which would be the case if they were plane surfaces at right angles to the tube; they will be found, on the other hand, to have the form of pyramids, each of which is composed of three regular lozenges united together at their edges, so as to form an apex; this apex being pointed always towards the opposite side of the comb. The pyramidal base is 27

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