Journal of the Field Naturalists' Club, Volume 1

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Field Naturalists' Club, 1894 - Natural history

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Page 246 - Which strike ev'n eyes incurious ; but each moss, Each shell, each crawling insect, holds a rank Important in the plan of Him who framed This scale of beings ; holds a rank which lost Would break the chain, and leave behind a gap Which Nature's self would rue.
Page 256 - Heat the solution of soap and add it boiling hot to the kerosene. Churn the mixture by means of a force-pump and spray-nozzle for five or ten minutes. The emulsion, if perfect, forms a cream, which thickens on cooling, and should adhere without oiliness to the surface of glass. Dilute, before using, one part of the emulsion with nine parts of cold water. The above formula gives three gallons of emulsion, and makes, when diluted, thirty gallons of wash.
Page 72 - Packard's Entomology for Beginners. For the use of Young Folks, Fruit-growers, Farmers, and Gardeners.
Page 266 - This island was clear of insect pests until some time in 1858 or 1859, when a vessel was brought here in distress, with a cargo of oranges, which were sold at auction, and the fruit was carried all over the island, and in a few mouths our flourishing trees were covered with an insect which gave the trees the appearance of being whitewashed.
Page 69 - ... Even the smallest workers will bring their tiny ball to where the fungus-bed is being prepared. These balls, really pulp, are built on to an edge of the fungus-bed by the larger workers, and are slightly smoothed down as the work proceeds. The new surface is then planted by the smaller workers with slips of the fungus brought from the older parts of the nest. Each plant is planted separately, and they know exactly how far apart the plants should be. It sometimes looks as if the plants had been...
Page 257 - Dissolve 3 pounds of sal-soda and 4 pounds of resin in 3 pints of water above flre ; when properly dissolved, add water slowly, while boiling, to make 36 pints of compound. A very strong solution of this was used on pear tiees without injury to the foliage, the solution consisting of 3 pints of the compound to 4 of water. Numerous successful experiments were made with one part of the compound and 8 parts of water, and this strength for most purposes will be sufficient. Mr. Coquillett has found the...
Page 72 - Guide to the Study of Insects, and a Treatise on those Injurious and Beneficial to Crops.
Page 258 - ... as is the moist gas. The density of the acid through which the gas had passed was lowered about one degree, as indicated by the hydrometer; but this would not prevent its use for generating the gas. The cyanide is dissolved by boiling in water for a few minutes, using 1 gallon of water for each 5 pounds of cyanide. It is desirable to use as little water as possible for this purpose...
Page 57 - The creature lurks watchfully under cover of the water, and whilst the unsuspecting animal' is drinking suddenly makes a dash at its nose, and with a grip of its back-reclining double range of teeth never fails to secure the terrified beast beyond the power of escape.
Page 201 - There is hardly any shrub or tree but that is subject to their attack; and in certain localities extensive orchards have been ruined by them. The minute size of the creatures, the difficulty of destroying them, and their wonderful reproductive powers, all combine to make them the most formidable of the pests of our orchards and ornamental grounds. It is only necessary to cite the mealy bugs of...

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