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Lieskassures me that he has repeatedly seen this effected. The spider now examines the powerless victim, and givesthe fatal bite on the hinder part of its thorax; then retreating,patiently waits till the poison has taken effect. This latter operation would bethought difficult, where there are ten or fifteen thousand headtogether. The former is found wherever the country ismoderately damp, from Cape Horn to North America. (12/2. Some of the water placed in a glass was of a pale reddish tint;and, examined under a microscope, was seen to swarm with minuteanimalcula darting about, and often exploding. The captain exclaimed, "Look there! a man whohas seen half the world says it is the case; we always thought so,but now we know it. I then threw it on theground, within one yard of an old male bird; he looked at it for amoment with attention, but then regarded it no more. Of beetles I collected twenty-fivespecies (excluding a Dermestes and Corynetes imported wherever aship touches); of these, two belong to the Harpalidae, two to theHydrophilidae, nine to three families of the Heteromera, and theremaining twelve to as many different families.
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