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Ants : bio-indicators and metaphors


Said, Aripin and Zamzuri, Azmir (2013) Ants : bio-indicators and metaphors. In: Nature's Yield and Wonders of Art (NYAWA)13: Insects. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Serdang, Selangor, pp. 48-49. ISBN 9789679603484


Ant is ant insect which has a role in the life of a traditional Malay society. This insect serves as a guidance to determine the seasons and gives the overall picture of the behavioural patterns of the members of its community.When ants of various type and colours move in large numbers, somotimes in the form of a long line, usually they are heading towards higher grounds. Sometimes they climb trees such as the kapok (Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.) tree and others. When this happens, it indicates that flood will take place.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Putra Science Park
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Insects; Ant; Folklore.
Depositing User: Norhaliza Zainal
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 09:14
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2014 06:16
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/32185
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