Title: Rod and gun
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Authors: Canadian Forestry Association
Subjects: Fishing Hunting Outdoor life
Publisher: Beaconsfield, Que. [etc.] Rod and Gun Pub. Co. [etc.]
Contributing Library: Gerstein – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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LOCATION OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND HATCHERY. the egg, lessthan half aninch long. As arule it hasasyetlittle resem-blance to a fish,but to the nak-ed eye it ap-pears more likeasmall worm ora wriggling in-sect. If art pro-tects the littlefellow extern-ally, Natureprovides boun-tifully for hisexistence.Underneath hislittle body is at-tached a fingershaped foodbag or yoke sacnearly two inches long which containshis store of nourishment for four or fiveweeks. For that period he is self-sustaining ; he thrives on his naturalfood, and rapidy grows larger. When heemerges from the egg he is at once trans-ferred from the hatchery to a larger tankwith gauze covered holes through whichwater continually streams over him as inthe tray ; and carrying his food, bag-,the little traveller sets out on his lifejourney. For some days he lies with his broth-ers in the tank, living on the yoke fromhis gradually diminishing food bag. Hisstruggle for existence has not yet really PRESERVING THE NATIONS FISH 1025
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MORRISONS BUNGALOW VT THE MOUTH OFHATCHING STREAM. begun. As the food supply disappears thelittle fish begins to change his shape; themouth, which at first was not used at all,becomes activelv movable, and numer-ous minute teeth protrude from the sur-face of the jaws. Finally, by the firstweek in June his food supply is exhaustedand the food bag entirely disappears.He is now a well developed fry. The feeding of fry is not easy, thequality and kind of food requirescareful regulation or the result may befatal. At times they are kept for somedays but as a rule a large pro-portion die if retained long fromtheir natural state. The littlevoyager must if possible beplanted as soon as his foodsupply is gone, or even before itdisappears ; otherwise he willprobably die of hunger.y When the yoke sac disappears,the fry are placed in cylindricalcans, and may be taken severalmiles by train or boat and de-posited in the sea without ir jury.The water in the hatchery tanks kept at a colder temperature
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