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28 TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES.
in particular, as the blowflies
will sure be there in a short time
and game and fish of all kinds if
not properly protected are in-
In order to show the reader the
inside anatomy of a blowfly variety,
The small worms seen on the
photo were alive and crawling
but were made motionless, for
photo reproduction, with a few
drops of chloroform.
The view was taken with an
extra-near focusing lens, showing
LARGE TYPE )F FIEi\LE IlaLSEIY I)EPOSITING AIrE ,
(Magnified from Nature.)
a photograph of two such flies are
appended herein, (page 29) magni-
fied several times. The abdomen of
one of these flies had been opened
artificially. It was not the com-
mon blue bottle blowfly variety,
but a sub-species of a larger
variety of our common housefly.
both flies magnified several times.
This illustration proves that some
species of these flies are viviparous
during the extreme hot weather.
(The photograph was taken last
summer, end of July, about the
time of writing these notes.) I
had previously put one of these
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