A Treatise on the Insect Enemies of Fruit and Fruit Trees; With Numerous Illustrations Drawn from Nature, by Hochstein, Under the Immediate Supervision of the Author

A Treatise on the Insect Enemies of Fruit and Fruit Trees; With Numerous Illustrations Drawn from Nature, by Hochstein, Under the Immediate Supervision of the Author

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... old trees with a mallet or axe was not enough, and now I use the mop-stick, as seen in PI. 7, Fig. 5. Caught two Curculios to-day on the same Cherry knots; also saw two Ichneumon Flies on the same knots. May 29.--Still get two or three Cuvculios from the Plum trees. Try them three times a day. I had three Curculios in a small wooden pill-box. I filled the box with a saturated infusion of tobacco, and it was so tight as scarcely to leak. I have but little sympathy for Curculios. It is cruel to shut them in a pill-box at this busy season of the year; but to fill that box with such an infusion is a refinement of torture that should relieve my character of that lackadaisical reputation I have acquired with some, of being a universal friend to insects. Just at this time I was called to tea. When I returned the pill-box had exploded, and the Curculios had travelled off to parts unknown. To morrow I expect to find them when I jar the Green Gage tree. This was the strongest possible solution of the nastiest kind of tobacco. The experiment was tried over and over again. An infusion of tobacco will not kill the Curculio! It will be hard to make some people believe this; still it is so. May 31.--Get about two Curculios a day from our three Plum trees. June.--Bright, hot day. Thermometer at noon 87" in the shade, 1070 in the sun. Two Curculios to-day. Have now quite a number. Dissected seven of them, five females and two males. The latter presented nothing worthy of remark; three of the females contained one egg each, although one of them was found coupled with a male; another three, and the remaining one nine. Twenty-five eggs are the largest number I have yet found. The assertion of some writers, that they deposit several eggs a day for weeks, is one...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603826
  • 9781236603821