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Secondly, the tactile sense gives only resistance and through this, form. the multiplicity of odors strate, as I have done for On the other hand, enormous, and it is possible to demonthe ants, and Von Buttel-Reepen for the is bees, that these animals in distinguishing their different nest-mates and beyond the perception of exand numerous gradations in the qualities of odors. In combination with topochemical space-perception, these their enemies, betray nothing tremely delicate numerous odor-qualities must constitute vastly superior to the tactile sense.

Insects with such habits an olfactory sense would be almost superfluous. Here, too, the an- tennae have dwindled to diminutive dimensions. But there are insects unable to touch objects. Still whose antennas are immovable and This is the case in most Diptera quite (flies). these antennae are often highly developed and present striking dilatations densely beset with olfactory papillae. By experiment I have demonstrated the existence of an olfactory sense in such Dipteran antennae, and I have been able to show that, e.

ANTS AND SOME OTHER INSECTS. 40 odor of violets, a sensation of capable of recalling in me hunger, or a stomach-ache, are in- either simultaneous or subsequent odors or feelings. These more latter conditions call up my in consciousness much easily certain associated visual, tactile, or auditory images (e. , As the visual image of a violet, a table set for a meal). ideas they are commonly with considerable to difficulty, be represented in consciousness only and sometimes not at all, and they are scarcely capable of association We among themselves.

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