Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

December 1989


Published in Insecta Mundi Vol. 3, No. 4, December 1989. Copyright © 1989 Wheeler and Wheeler.

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In 1960 we published "Techniques for the study of ant larvae." We referred to it in 1976 and again in 1986. In the intervening years three authors have cited it and the quality of their drawings suggest they have benefited from our suggestions. The poor quality of most other recent drawings suggest they have not seen our article. Perhaps a 1960 reference is too old to be caught in latter-day "literature searches." Or, if the searcher did find it, he was unwilling to take the trouble to follow the recommended techniques. And troublesome they are, especially if one does not have readily available the required apparatus and chemicals.

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