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The Freshwater Aquarium and Its Inhabitants: A Guide for the Amateur Aquarist
No preview available - 2015
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Page 317 - ... day before drove past with a little child. Other recurring motifs are strawberries, yeast, Bologna sausage, ice cream — once poured over slices of clear, transparent fruit which I eat, this very plainly referring to the fertilization of the eggs of fish about which I read the preceding evening: — "As soon as the female finishes spawning the male will approach the eggs and eject a milky fluid over them to effect fertilization. If this is successful the spawn will have a clear, glassy appearance.
Page 318 - As soon as the female finishes spawning the male will approach the eggs and eject a milky fluid over them to effect fertilization. If this is successful the spawn will have a clear, glassy appearance." The dreamself can turn anything to its use, — I read of certain suffrage activities in England and forthwith dream that I attend a suffrage meeting. But the house at which it is held is in reality the home of a woman nearly my age, who is pregnant. I pass over all the dreams obviously of an infantile...
Page 5 - ... sentences throughout the book mar what might be a simple, direct style. Scientists generally are accused of causing painful distortions In his majesty's English, but few, let us hope, are so cruel as to do a thing like this : "Highly ornamental and durable, but rather expensive, Is the aquarium with all metal -parts nickel-plated, and with a glass, slate, or marble bottom.
Page 253 - There is one additional piece of history, in connection with this movement that is not nearly as well known as it should be. It is told by Kenneth Ingram in his History o] the Cold War.
Page 148 - It is easily distinguished from other members of the family by its long and narrow ear flaps.
Page 283 - Beetle (D \tiscus marginalis), which is one of the best known of all the water beetles, is about one and one quarter inches long and three quarters of an inch broad.
Page 189 - While other fishes may also be able to do this, the Climbing Perch is one of the very few, which, under certain conditions, leave one place to travel for great distances overland.
Page 246 - The hatching is done by the heat of the sun and the young take to the water as soon as they leave the eggs.