Letter 57 of August 6, 1687 Figure 7 | Continuatio Epistolarum

A worm from the eggs of the calander on its back.

Een worm uyt de eyeren van de klanders op zijn rugge.

In the text, Leeuwenhoek discussed this figure:

This worm was moving very strongly, and when it rested a little, it drew its body close together, and that is how the draughtsman has drawn it: when the same is fully grown, however, its figure is not different, especially when its time has come to change into a calander.

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