Philosophical Transactions Volume 45

Philosophical Transactions Volume 45

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1750 edition. Excerpt: 5. The Birds may be sent in the very jars or Barrels where you have put them: But if they are to be on the Road for several Months, or for Years, you will renew the Liquor before you send them: That which has been poured on at first, may have S s been the Birds to dry before ranging them in th: Box, the best is to put them in quite dripping with the Liquor. Having filled the Box well, there remains Only to shut it up. 8. Any Box, of what Form soever, may be fit for Birds which are to be on the journey only for some Veeks or a few Months: Such as are to travel Years, require more Precaution; though they are not subject to Corruption, yet they may be torn to Pieces before their aAxlsslssiVs-li, if Insects greedy of them can come at them, and multiply in their new Habitarion. One may by Care so vell close up those Boxes, as to render it impossible for those dreadful Insects to get to the Inside; Paper glued over all the joints will prevent it. But Barrels are preferable to Boxes, for such Birds as are to remain shut up for a Year or longer; the smallest infects will not find a Passage for creeping into a Barrel, which will not permit the smallest Drop of Liquor to get out. Birds being put wet into the Barrel, keep from drying up too much, and keep one another the closer. As good Luck will have it, Carnivorous lnsects are none of those that will pierce Wood. So by using Spirit of Vine or strong Brandy, as we just now said, one will succeed in having those Birds arrive in a good Condition at the remotest Places. There is still another Way for it, which may appear more convenient, especially for Birds of a large Size. Is to psirescrve Birds by a sort of Embalming, and even by actual Embaltning, in Countries Ss 2 where where the Spices are...
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843835
  • 9781236843838