American Fish-culture: Embracing All the Details of Artificial Breeding and Rearing of Trout; the Culture of Salmon, Shad, and Other Fishes

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Porter & Coates, 1808 - Fish culture - 292 pages
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Page 328 - True Stories from Ancient History, , . . , . Chronologically arranged from the Creation of the World to the Death : of Charlemagne. Twelfth Edition.
Page 132 - Collooney ladder, and saw immense quantities of fish running up. Frequently saw four fish at the upper step jumping together.' On the 10th again at Collooney. Not nearly so. many fish moving this day ; counted at upper step nineteen in five minutes. Turned off the water, and put up 256 fish. This day (llth) counted 102 fish jump at the upper step in five minutes. Turned off the water ; the pond actually alive with fish, in general larger and fresher from the sea than those of yesterday. Put up 246...
Page 328 - True Stories from Ancient History, Chronologically arranged from the Creation of the World to the Death of Charlemagne. By the Author of " Always Happy,
Page 186 - Maj. S. Dill of Phillips, writes to the Maine Farmer : " In the fall of 1850 I put into the Sandy river ponds ten or twelve trout ; for seven or eight years no indications of them were to be seen, notwithstanding thousands of people crossed those ponds every year. Since 1857 it is judged that not less than 2,000 pounds have been taken out annually.
Page 276 - Minkery," designed to accommodate one hundred Minks for breeding, consists first of an enclosure about forty feet square, made by digging a trench one foot deep, laying a plank at the bottom, and from the outer edge starting the wall, which consists of boards four feet high, with a board to cap the top, projecting upward eight or ten inches to prevent their climbing over. Within this enclosure is a building 14 by 24, supplied by running water, from which the Mink catch living fish, that are often...
Page 154 - It is merely a box with a wire-gauze bottom, and Steadied in the water by two float-bars, screwed to its sides. These float-bars are attached, not parallel to the top line of the box, but at an angle to it, which makes the box float with one end tilted up, and the current striking the gauze bottom at an angle, is deflected upwards, and makes such a boiling within as keeps the light shad eggs constantly free and buoyed up. The result was a triumph. Out of 10,000 ova placed in this contrivance, all...
Page 312 - FRIENDLY HANDS AND KINDLY WORDS. Stories illustrative of the Law of Kindness, the Power of Perseverance, and the Advantages of Little Helps. Crown 8vo, cloth gilt extra, 3s.
Page 231 - Worms of all kinds, flies, grubs, larvœ, cookchafers, crickets, leeches, snails, humble-bees, birds, mice, rats, all serve the turn of one fish or another, and so in turn help to produce food for man. Nothing living comes amiss, but doubtless some kinds of food agree with them far better than others. But we know very little on this branch of the subject It is dreamland to us, with a very little waking reality.
Page 277 - The person feeding them is often mounted, for their food and their tenacity of hold is so strong that they may be drawn about or lifted without releasing their hold upon the food. The nest of the female is very peculiarly constructed with grass, leaves, or straw, with a lining of her own fur so firmly compacted together as to be with difficulty torn in pieces. The aperture leading to the nest is a round opening, just sufficient to admit the dam, and is provided with a deflected curtain, which covers...
Page 77 - ... their dwellings. Labor with them is cheap, and much can be done at different seasons of the year without interfering with their ordinary farm work, or hiring extra help. The employment of horses, carts, wagons, and men, which they keep of necessity, would therefore cause no expenditure, and fill up their leisure time. The little mechanism necessary could be done by any one of them having an eye for a straight line, and an aptness with square, mallet, chisel, saw, hammer, and jack-plane. The only...

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