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Notes on the infusorial parasites of the Tasmanian white ant

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Saville-Kent, William (1884) Notes on the infusorial parasites of the Tasmanian white ant. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 270-273.

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Abstract

It was with much interest that I discovered soon after my arrival in Tasmania, that a species of White Ant (specific name at present undetermined) abounds in this colony, feeding after the manner of the North-American type upon decaying timber, and having its intestine similarly laden with parasitic Infusoria. No specific description of these Infusoria has been published up to the present date, and it is only so recently as the year 1881, that a detailed account, with illustrations, of the analagous parasites of the American White Ant (Termes flavipes), has been contributed by Dr. Joseph Leidy to the "Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences," Philadelphia. William Saville-Kent, F.L.S., F.Z.S., was Superintendent and Inspector of Fisheries, Tasmania.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 270-273
Additional Information: In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2012 03:52
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15583
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