dr_beowulf (dr_beowulf) wrote,
dr_beowulf
dr_beowulf

Followin' the herd. . .

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5.Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people.

"During its passage through the gonopore, the capsule becomes coated with the adhesive secretion of the cement glands, and this secretion may be drawn out into a stalk fastening the capsule to an object. During the breeding season, each worm usually copulates repeatedly and lays a succession of capsules, one at a time, at intervals of a few days. These hatch in a few weeks to complete tiny worms; free-swimming larvae only occur in some polyclads."

-- Hyman, L. H. 1951. The Invertebrates. Volume II: Platyhelminthes and Rhynchocoela, The Acoelomate Bilateria. McGraw-Hill, New York.

I'm sure that all of you are just happy to know that.
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