Wrote Letter L-242 of 1694-04-30 to the members of the Royal Society about his criticisms of Buonanni's theory of spontaneous generation, about mussels, barnacles, shrimp larvae, the eye of a dragon-fly, gnat, fly, and ant, and about ant eggs

April 30, 1694
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Text of the letter in the original Dutch and in English translation from Alle de Brieven. The Collected Letters at the DBNL - De Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren

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Critical remarks on Buonanni's theory that animals can be produced without procreation. Dissection of the mussel. Description of the bryozoans (Bryozoa), which L. mistook for eggs of the mussel. Description of the byssus threads. Description of the barnacle. About the larva of the shrimp; about the eye of the dragon-fly, the gnat, the fly, and the ant. About the eggs of the ant.