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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, March 23, 1938, Image 29

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Nature’s Children
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Date Shells
(Genus lithodomus).
By LILLIAN IUA AlHEiX.
ATE shells or rock eaters
may be found on the whole
reef near Cape Florida. There
are numerous J patches of
them and they cover wile areas, for
they are found at present In all seas.
Some species have very wide distribu
tion. Fossil remains show that at one
time vast numbers of them were to be
found getting a foothold in the rocks.
Some members of the family Mytil
idae, to which this date shell belongs,
often reach a very large size. This
is true of the species that is found
along the shores of California, 9 inches
in length.
The stone borers or rock eaters have
a thin shell which is cylindrical and
inflated in front, wedge-shaped behind.
The shell is very finely ribbed, often
furrowed and wrinkled.
The minute beak is in-curved. The
epidermis is thick and dark, but the
lining of the shell is an exquisite
pearl color.
When the date shell is young and
starting out in life to carve its niche
in the rocks, it must hang fast to its
foundation by means of the byssus.
This is a group of long, tough fila
! ments which are secreted from a gland
1 in a groove of the foot and issue from
between the valves. At first the
threads are viscous, but they become
: hardened when they come in contact
with the water. These “guy ropes"
thus anchor the rock eater to its fu
ture home. With no danger of being
washed away from the home, the
borer begins using its foot to make a
groove in which it will eventually be
well established and can then spend
the time catching food. Its stationary
position prevents it from turning
around, but it can move slightly for
ward. All boring activities are accom
plished by the one and only foot.
One thing that is very interesting
in connection with the date shells and
THE CHEERFUL CHERUfr
Tke kumm rice v%.ne*
in marvelous Wly•
We &re clever end
foolisk end deep
In only one thm^ we’re
■fcli ke t would seem j
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their boring ability is that the col
umns of the temple of Serapis at
Puteoli are perforated by a species of
these mollusks at a point that is far
above the present sea level. This re
veals that these ruins must have at
some time been submerged and that
the coast has changed its level within
historic times. There are other in
stances that show the ancestors of
these date shells were large and power
ful, and that they could use the great
foot for leaping, crawling and boring
as well.
Sometime^ you may find a deserted
stone or rock, with only the open
shells of the mollusk Imbedded in it.
These strange but often handsome
homes may be cleansed of all matter
and completely deodorized, to be later
used In a large aquarium, or a pair of
them makes an unusual book rack.
The smaller ones have been used as
paper weights.'
(Copyright,
— •-——
Gorman to Speak Tonight.
Francis J. Gorman, president of
the Textile Workers’ Organizing Com
mittee, will speak at a meeting of
the Library of Congress local. United
Federal Workers of America, at the
latter’s headquarters, 532 Seventeenth
street N.W., tonight at 8:15 o’clock.
His topic will be "What Organized
Federal Workers Can Do to Preserve
World Peace.”
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THAT ITCHING
LONGENOUGH
You’ve Itched and scratched
and suffered, but you haven’t
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Why wait any longer for skin
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for maids
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Dover Underground
Garbage Receiver
Heavy black iron can that is rust
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Giant Rollaway Chest
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S2.99
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Detecto Bath Scales
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A
Ill
8-Foot Trellis
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