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vii.]   DISCUSSION OF THE DATA OF STATURE.   137

are of a convenient size for statistical purposes, say from 50 to 100, neither too few to make satisfactory Schemes, nor unmanageably large. They can be mounted as we all know, after their death, with great facility, and be remeasured at leisure. An intelligent and experienced person can carry on a large breeding establishment in a small room, supplemented by a small garden. The methods used and the results up to last spring, have been described by Mr. Merrifield in papers read February and December 1887, and printed in the Transactions of the Entomological Society. I speak of this now, in hopes of attracting the attention of some who are competent and willing to carry on collateral experiments with the same breed, or with altogether different species of moths.