Science: Bogue's Bugs

Rush 10,000,000 Hippodamla convergens.

To an entomologist, 10,000,000 Hippodamla convergens means so many ladybird beetles—small, black-stippled yellow inhabitants of California's high Sierras, fond of eating the eggs of the vegetable aphis (louse) which is a scourge of most truck farmers. To Robert Bogue, who is both an entomologist and a businessman, 10,000,000 Hippodamla convergens last week meant the biggest order yet received for his chief stock-in-trade.

Robert Bogue got a pencil, computed how much water would be necessary to keep 10,000,000 comatose ladybirds at the proper humidity during shipment from his bug...

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