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This was how our laboratory came to work with the black blowfly fifteen years ago
. As I recall, it was a steaming hot day. There was no air-conditioning in the
laboratory because such nonsense was considered a luxury. The administrators
Somewhere in the wide acres beyond, an egg- burdened blowfly cruised urgently
about seeking a suitable place to lay her cream-colored cylindrical eggs. In her
wandering, she encountered the tantalizing odor and, unraveling the tangled ...
A few of the many advantages of employing blowflies as experimental animals
becomes readily apparent as soon as one begins to rear them. There is, first of all
, economy. A rat costs from $1.50 to $3.00, a cat from $6 to $10, a monkey from ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review