Proceedings of the Royal Society for November, 1867
Royal Society of Tasmania , (1867) Proceedings of the Royal Society for November, 1867. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 37-39.
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The monthly evening meeting of the Fellows was held on Tuesday, the
12th. November, J, Barnard, Esq., in the chair.
Captain W. Crosby, who had been previously nominated by the Council,
was after a ballot declared to be duly elected a Fellow of the Society.
Mr. M. Allport brought for exhibition some living miscroscopic objects
either identical with or closely allied to Volvox globator. Before placing
them under the instrument, Mr. Allport remarked that his attention was
first drawn to these specimens from the fact, that out of several small fish
ponds one only contained the volvox, and in that pond the perch fry
invariably grew more rapidly than in any of the others, leading to one of
two conclusions—either that the minute fish feed upon the
volvocines which are distributed through the water in countless
myriads, or the volvocines supply food to a number of small insects or
crustaceans, which in their turn go to feed the fish.
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