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June 28, 1934

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JUNE 28, 1934 PAGE NINE "STICK TIGHTS" f~i~, ]~Y ~ Allen "~gmal Feature Service lays ago I made my June of "fouling organisms", once a month by scrap- and animal growths from :s of pieces of plate glass in the sea water at the end Pps Institution lfier. I used izor blade for scraping (or growths from the smooth plates, and the sharp most of them off cleanly a few things (barnacles, were very difficult to on these creatures, taehed, 1 was reminded great numbers of of plants and animals ,owerful devices for or some parts of to objects within reach. cIn can remember, the first ever impressed me with aug devices were the seed kind of weed which grew m Indiana. these seed pods "stick they were so hard to ring after wading ~ed patches when going tun tg. My remembrance se seed pods were slender, SOmewhat like a bean pod each seed was enclosed in section ahnost separated next section. The sticking exceptionally small hooks Such numbers on the sur- pod that it seemed to be fuzz. No one of these strong enough to hold all of them together held In the fibers of cloth in that the individual the pods had to be re- by one, unless scraped off of the "stick tights", the me was used only- for at- pods to animals so that )e carried far and wide, chances for growth Y dislodged. Many other ants use hook device; for but some kinds also :tix, ely for holdir.>,: the do many animals) or ?n, or for both. Blackber- a good example of the both support and es fix themselves to objects an entirely different princi- efforts Ico shave thane off their device to be They use a kind of Ceinent, really a part of le.lls, for this imrpose. Its probably just as valuabl~ hess in helping them to aces. nd glues of many differ- Used by plants and ani- different kinds on land the sea. We are all fa- e.eswax, which is used by