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64 TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES.
upon them or close to their body.
In a moment they become very
restless and try to escape, but
quickly the nerve centers become
affected with gradual paralysis
of the limbs, and thus they can lbe
handled without the least risk. In
fact, the latter is much overdone.;
IL3AK AND (,RAY T -t.ATLA
like most other wild animals, they
seem to feel the superior human
power and always retreat first,
and try to seek a safe place be-
fore they put up a fight and bite
only. after direct contact or se-
vere provocation. The curved
fangs of this vicious type is rath-
er small for its size, but the poison
glands are large and they inocu-
WVere a majority of tile Ianri-
ads of insects throughout the con-
tinent not daily and hourly kille'l
by their enemies, humanity woulb (
indeed be in a terrible dilemma.
but nature has wisely provided
that insect life be kept in certain
limits of development and in-
crease, and a constant war of de-
struction is occurring, from the
late their victims generally after
leaping upon them-hence their
appropiate name : "Jimping Ta-
The al,joinin ii photo-illL tl ra-
tions of two oval shaped enoc,,"os
on aeaetls ] ai also is of rar; i I-
terest ; er esentlti,," ,on, o' 1 l+.
N L.OCOON , W IT H
large black leali, 'gI toarltula and
one of the gray antl speckled i ypes
on top of one of Ilhe n(ons, witl
a number of its \HLoun, br)ood. A
rent in toe tf thle Iccun s shows
some of tile ,v\a inside lht brie[l-
ing 11est. The two sliders wtre
this thlce clllorformed, but n
dead. heforle llkig the view.
minutes of animialcules up!- 1, the
lhi ghr oranllized( insects.
These enemies of insect life are
manifold. but we know that in
particular certain Iird specie,, and
some ilsc(t e tr ('onnoues
amoLnL ts of thit dlilterous Itests,
but h lman genius is still want ing
in inventin some raldieal reelllV
for) thle wholesale destlruion, for
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Menger, R. Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses, book, 1913; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143558/m1/68/?q=menger: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.