National Geographic : 1913 May
Copyright by National Geographic Society, 1913. Photo by David Fairchild A COMMON RED ANT This individual belongs to one of the oldest and most remarkable social organizations of female creatures intheworld. Itsancestors, embedded in amber thousands of centuries ago, were almost identical in structure, and its instincts seemas rigid and unchangeable asitsstruc ture. The interest of each member is so completely merged in the welfare of the colony as to strike theindividualist with horror (see page 605).