Boston Journal of Natural History, Volume 1
Boston Society of Natural History, 1837 - Natural history
"Catalogue of the library": v. 1, p. -512; "Additions to the library": v. 3, p. -522; "Constitution and by-laws": v. 6, 13 page.
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Page 124 - This circumstance has suggested the possibility of the insects being made subservient to the nourishment of the plant, through an apparatus of absorbent vessels in the leaves. But as I have not examined sufficiently to pronounce on the universality of this result, it will require further observation and experiment on the spot, to ascertain its nature and importance. It is not to be...
Page 469 - They vary from yellowish-green through horn color to chestnut, most of them being simply horn-colored. This is perhaps owing to the fact that our species do not infest our gardens and open fields, but are generally confined to forests, sheltered under logs and stones, and are rarely seen abroad except during twilight or on damp and dark days ; indeed, they almost entirely disappear as the forests are cut down, and seem to flee the approach of man.
Page 123 - Each side of the leaf is a little concave on the inner side, where are placed three delicate, hairlike organs, in such an order, that an insect can hardly traverse it without interfering with one of them, when the two sides suddenly collapse and inclose the prey with a force surpassing an insect's efforts to escape. The fringe or hairs of the opposite sides of the leaf interlace, like the fingers of the two hands clasped together.