All We did a series of experiments as did another researcher on using hand steamers on bees to resurrect matted and dirty hair... We failed in all cases and I
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, Jul 29, 2011
We did a series of experiments as did
another researcher on using hand steamers on bees to resurrect matted and
We failed in all cases and I have shipped
off the steamer to a beetle person who will put it to better use.
Sam Droege sdroege@...
w 301-497-5840 h 301-390-7759 fax 301-497-5624
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
BARC-EAST, BLDG 308, RM 124 10300 Balt.
Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705
All the Dead Dears
In the Archæological Museum in Cambridge
is a stone
coffin of the fourth century A.D. containing
of a woman, a mouse and a shrew. The
ankle-bone of the
woman has been slightly gnawed.
Rigged poker -stiff on her back
With a granite grin
This antique museum-cased lady
Lies, companioned by the gimcrack
Relics of a mouse and a shrew
That battened for a day on her ankle-bone.
These three, unmasked now, bear
To the gross eating game
We'd wink at if we didn't hear
Stars grinding, crumb by crumb,
Our own grist down to its bony face.
How they grip us through think and thick,
These barnacle dead!
This lady here's no kin
Of mine, yet kin she is: she'll suck
Blood and whistle my narrow clean
To prove it. As I think now of her hand,
From the mercury-backed glass
Mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother
Reach hag hands to haul me in,
And an image looms under the fishpond
Where the daft father went down
With orange duck-feet winnowing this
All the long gone darlings: They
Get back, though, soon,
Soon: be it by wakes, weddings,
Childbirths or a family barbecue:
Any touch, taste, tang's
Fit for those outlaws to ride home on,
And to sanctuary: usurping the armchair
And tack of the clock, until we go,
Each skulled-and-crossboned Gulliver
Riddled with ghosts, to lie
Deadlocked with them, taking roots as
- Sylvia Plath
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