Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R. on 20 Feb 1873

Hooker, J. D.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Delighted with John Traherne Moggridge's book [Harvesting ants (1873)]. Has suggested he plant seeds in various receptacles. Only two explanations for failure of seeds to germinate [in ants' nests]: lack of circulating air or formic acid. Has undertaken a botany primer for Macmillan.

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