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THE RANIDAE

HOW TO BREED, FEED AND RAISE

THE EDIBLE FROG

PUBLISHED BY THE MEADOW BROOK FARM ALLENDALE, N. J.

THE EDIBLE FROG.

[Illustration: "RANA ESCULENTA."]

HOW TO BREED, FEED AND RAISE THE EDIBLE FROG.

A Book of Great Value to Beginners, Covering Every Detail Thoroughly.

WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT.

PRICE $1.00.

PUBLISHED AND EDITED BY THE MEADOW BROOK FARM, ALLENDALE, NEW JERSEY.

(Copyright 1905, F. E. Bierbrier)

CONTENTS

Information for Beginners, Page 3

Those Desirous of Light Work, " 7

For the Country Home, " 7

As a Business, " 8

When to Begin, " 8

How Much to Invest, " 9

The Ponds and How to Construct Them, " 10

Care of Ponds, " 12

Great Profit in Swamp Lands, " 13

The Edible Frog, ( Rana Esculenta ), " 15

Nests and Nest Building, " 20

Enemies of Spawn, Tadpoles and Small Frogs, " 21

Hatching and Progress of the Young Frog, " 22

Food for Tadpoles, " 23

Food for Frogs, " 25

Catching the Frogs, " 26

Some Things about Frogs Repeated, " 27

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

The Edible Frog, Page 1

Watching and Waiting, " 8

The Female Frog, " 15

The Male Frog, " 19

Hatching and Progress of The Young Frog, " 22

Action of Frog's Tongue in Catching a Fly, " 25

Skeleton of a Frog, " 27

"Patience Rewarded," " 29

PREFACE.

Think of it! "One Dollar a Pound."

The Editor of this book was brought face to face with the true possibilities in Frog raising by his love for this delicate meat and his inability to get it. As I had visited all the principal markets in New York City, a market where it is known the world over that if there is anything in the eatable line to be found it can be found there. This was not so of frog meat. After making several attempts and failing, finally one day I found about twenty pounds, which had been shipped from a distant point, and when I inquired the price? " One dollar a pound ," it set me to thinking, as it will you, now that I have brought the subject to your notice. At prices like this and the demand far in excess of the supply, as I had inquired of the market man if he had many calls for frog meat, and his reply was, "More than we can get to supply." Now what more inducement does anyone want? This information should make you ambitious to go into the business of Frog Raising. You hear on all sides of you to day that there is no opportunity to go in business and make money, as all the branches of industry are overproduced. Here surely is one line of business that is not overproduced. And a business that is not necessary to large capital to start, and one that bids fair to bring him who ventures good profitable results.

FROG RAISING.

Information for Beginners.

We are constantly in receipt of inquiries from parties who want information regarding the raising of Frogs. So we have compiled the following pages to answer more fully such inquiries than we can by letter. If you do not find the information you want contained herein, let us hear from you, and we will take pleasure in advising you to the best of our knowledge.

The author of this book conceived the idea that there was a large amount of money to be made in Raising Frogs.

The object in publishing this book is to get persons who are so situated that they can make a business of raising Frogs interested so as to supply the growing demand that is year by year increasing, and with a price ranging from seventy five cents to one dollar and fifty cents a pound... Continue reading book >>




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