Report of the Board of Regents Volume 12

Report of the Board of Regents Volume 12

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...that they must be applied at the tinia when each species makes its appearance. and girls of the village should he immediately sent out under the superintendence of some grown persons, the former provided with the beaters represented in fig. 5, and the latter with the crushing shovels in fig. 6, and with sacks or bags for holding the dead insects. The crushing shovels may also have a straight handle made movable in a vertical plane, it being fastened to the blade by means of a piece of leather, which is nailed on to the blade and is bound to the lower end of the handle by a cord. The blade should be so fastened to the handle, that when one takes hold of the latter with both hands, the whole lower surface of the blade can readily be brought flat down upon the ground. These shovels may be made in the shape of fly-flaps, such as were used in former times for killing flies on the walls of apartments, which consisted of a handle, to the end of which was nailed a small piece of pretty stout leather. In our shovels the leather of the fly-flaps is replaced by a board or blade. Such an implement has this advantage, that the handle, in consequence of its mobility, can be bent vertically, and the man standing over the blade can crush the young locusts with his whole weight. It will not be difficult for people sent out in this way to crush out the whole brood of locusts without leaving any behind, and that in a short time. 7. A few days afterwards people should be despatched again to the places where the locusts were, in order to ascertain whether any of the brood remain uncrushed; and if they have actually escaped destruction and have begun to crawl about, or have set out on their march, it will be necessary to drive out to such places the hogs and...show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850270
  • 9781236850270