Reference numberCLP/18i/133
TitlePaper, 'An account of experiments touching the keeping of fishes in water under different circumstances' by Francis Hauksbee
DescriptionHauksbee writes: 'The fishes made use of in the following Experiments were Gudgeons; which are a sort of Fish very brisk and lively in the Water, and will live a pretty considerable time out of it. Three of them I put into a Glass Vessel, to about three Pints of common Water (which fishes were to be a standard to compare the others by.) Into another Glass, to a like quantity of Water, I put three more of them, which quantity of Water fill’d this Glass to the very Brim and upon which I screw'd down a Brass Plate with a Leather between, to prevent a Communication with the Water in the Glass and the External Air: And that it might the better resemble a Pond of of Water frozen over (on which account this Experiment was made) I suffer’d as little Air as possible to remain on the Surface of the included Water. The third Glass had a like quantity of Water put into it as the former; which Water, first by boyling, then by continuing it a whole Night in Vacuo on the Air Pump, was purg’d of its Air to the greatest nicety: Into this Water also, I put a like number of Gudgeons as into the other.'

Subject: Physics / Zoology

Read to the Royal Society on 21 February 1711

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of some experiments touching the keeping of fishes in water different circumstances'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1710.0041
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8345Hauksbee; Francis (c 1660 - 1713)c 1660 - 1713
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