National Geographic : 1944 Oct
What the Fighting Yanks See 463 Worms Come by the Yard in Gippsland, Near Melbourne, Australia Taking a giant earthworm (Megascolides) from its comfortable burrow is no easy job. Reluctant to leave their tunnels, these giants-often six, eight, and even eleven feet in length-frequently break off in sections. An experienced digger can locate a burrow by the gurgling sound the worm makes as it moves. T:. U. nougnl~y Aborigine Bartenders Make a Drink Called Moolah from the Larvae of These Ants They brew the thirst quencher by crushing larvae of the green tree ant, adding sea water, and straining the milky concoction through grass. "Abos" drink moolah or sop it up with balls of chewed grass. Yanks thought moolah was teal Ants above are examining a herd of mealy bugs to be used as "dairy cows."