Animals: Oyster Argument

Oyster openers sharpening their knives for the opening of another oyster season were dismayed last week at a statement by Dr. Vera Koehring of the U. S. Bureau of Fisheries. Addressing the National Shell Fisheries Association at Atlantic City, N. J., learned Dr. Koehring announced that the cost of opening oysters can be reduced from 25¢ to 2¢ a gallon by putting the oysters to sleep with a light solution of carbon dioxide, boric or lactic acid. Anesthetized oysters relax their grip on themselves, open their shells. Said Dr. Koehring:

"For the...

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