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He drew out the end of each tube in a gas flame until the opening was about the
thickness of pencil lead. Each tube was then bent into the shape of a J with the
small orifice on the turned-up end. He then filled one tube with water and the
The next day he removed the flies, carefully took each tube, inserted a
hypodermic syringe into the small opening on the turned-up end, and pumped in
water until the fluid level climbed to the mark he had made the previous day.
Then he ...
There was the same old preserving jar, the same two tubes— with additions.
Down the entire length of each tube and completely circumscribing the small
opening of the drinking end was a layer of conducting paint— that paint which
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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