The Nature-Study Review Volume 4

The Nature-Study Review Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... eggs per hen per season, of which nearly 100% are fertile. Ruffed Grouse, or American Partridge ("Pheasant" in Southern states) Bonasa umpellus and B. togata--Work in domesticating this species is now entering its sixth season and is being carried forward under a grant from the Carnegie Institution. The former flock was poisoned with arsenic by cat fiends, but the past season ten fine specimens have been reared from the egg. The hen has been demonstrated to carry an internal parasite which is fatal to grouse, but it has also been discovered that by the brooder we can rear practically every chick hatched. In order now to collect the best possible stock with which to establish a domestic strain, it is desired to gather eggs from many different parts of the range, north, south, east and west. In this collection of living birds we may be able to discover where dif ferent varieties occur and where the species attain its largest size and most vigorous development. The object is to learn the biology of the species, including its practical propagation, in order to insure its safety on the American Continent. To all who assist due credit will be given in the final monograph which is in preparation. First, send in all unincubated eggs from nests that have been accidentally broken up. Simply express to me, collect, and write information about the eggs that ymi may have, location of nest, date and address. I will reimburse all co-laborators to the extent of necessary expenses in collecting, packing, and telegraphing. In order to insure securing eggs from the entire range, I may also be obliged to ask that a few nests be collected that are not broken up. In case of finding a nest, before disturbing it, telegraph me and await a reply. The ruffed...
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645359
  • 9781236645357