Letter 57 of August 6, 1687 Figure 8 | Continuatio Epistolarum

A worm from the eggs of the calander stretched out at its longest.

Een worm uyt de eyeren van de klanders op zijn langst uytstrekte.

In the text, Leeuwenhoek discussed this figure:

I had yet another worm standing before another Microscope. I had fastened this worm by its abdomen, and after it had stood before the microscope for twice twenty-four hours, and was still alive, I had the same drawn in the position when it stretched out its body at its longest.

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August 6, 1687
AB/CL number: 
102
AvL number: 
57
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