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Nature volume 127, pages 364365 (07 March 1931) | Download Citation



IN the space of 140 pages, Dr. Eltringham has been successful in furnishing a concise yet lucid account of the standard methods employed in the study of the anatomy and histology of insects. The initial chapters of the book are devoted to a description of the apparatus and materials required for the cutting and staining of sections. There is a useful chapter on the dissection and preparation of the genitalia, the characters of which are now extensively used by systematists for the differentiation of species. Of not the least importance is the chapter on the mounting of small entire insects, contributed by Mr. H. Britten, who recommends a method which is at once simple, effective, and timesaving.

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