Giant Vinegaroon or Desert Whiptail Scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus

Giant Vinegaroon or Desert Whiptail Scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus

Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of vinegaroons or whiptail scorpions, prefers desert areas. Harmless to humans.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Giant Vinegaroon or Desert Whiptail Scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus

Giant Vinegaroon or Desert Whiptail Scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus

Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of vinegaroons or whiptail scorpions, prefers desert areas. Harmless to humans.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Giant Vinegaroon or Desert Whiptail Scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus

Giant Vinegaroon or Desert Whiptail Scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus

Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of vinegaroons or whiptail scorpions, prefers desert areas. Harmless to humans.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Hornet's Nest in a Tree]

[Hornet's Nest in a Tree]

Date: unknown
Creator: Grammer, Shirley
Description: Photograph of the largest hornet's nest in a tree in Wilson County, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Wilson County Historical Society
Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses

Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses

Date: 1913
Creator: Menger, R.
Description: This book serves as a "treatise on insect and animal life" (p. 4) in and around San Antonio, Texas. It discusses the life patterns and behavior of Texas insects, fish, reptiles and other animals, as well as the hunting practices of the time, all in great detail and with accompanying photographs.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries
Improvement in Automatic Fans.

Improvement in Automatic Fans.

Date: November 3, 1877
Creator: Boone, John Baxter
Description: Patent for "an improved device for keeping the flies off the table, bed, or other place; and it consists of a fly-brush constructed of a spiral spring attached to a shaft with rotary reciprocating motion, and provided along the convolutions of the spring with suitable wings" (para. 4).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Compounds for Destroying Insects on Plants.

Improvement in Compounds for Destroying Insects on Plants.

Date: May 26, 1874
Creator: Royall, William B.
Description: Patent for a “combination of flour and cotton-seed meal with paris green, for the destruction of cotton-worms or caterpillars, and other pestiferous insects” (lines 47-50).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Insect-Destroying Compounds

Improvement in Insect-Destroying Compounds

Date: March 3, 1874
Creator: Johnson, Jehu W.
Description: Patent for improvement in insect,specifically cotton worms, destroying compounds . Included list of chemicals and measures of amount used.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Ant Traps

Improvement in Ant Traps

Date: April 1, 1873
Creator: Ames, Theodore G.
Description: Patent for the improvement of Ant traps, including to illustrated and labeled figures.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Insect-Exterminators.

Improvement in Insect-Exterminators.

Date: June 10, 1879
Creator: Walker, John Z.
Description: Patent for an improved insect exterminator design with modifications especially suitable for cotton fields, includes illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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