The Royal Society read part of Letter 58 of 1687-09-09 about the generation of ants

November 26, 1687

Birch, History, vol IV, p. 552, 16 November 1687 (O.S.) in London:

Part of a letter of Mr. LEEWENHOECK, concerning the generation of ants, was read; wherein he was of opinion, that the white things, taken for their eggs, are really worms, which, he said, he had observed to be hatched into ants in a little time. The rest of the letter was referred to the next meeting.