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To W. M. Canby   19 February 1873

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CD would like to know what were the sizes of insects caught by the older leaves of Dionaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Marriott Canby
Date:  19 Feb 1873
Classmark:  The Society of Natural History of Delaware
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8773

To W. M. Canby   7 May 1873

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Thanks for the Dionaea leaves. They support CD’s anticipation that they are adapted to let the smaller fry escape [see Insectivorous plants, p. 312].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Marriott Canby
Date:  7 May 1873
Classmark:  Natural History Society of Delaware
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8904

From W. M. Canby   1 October 1875

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Acknowledges copy of Insectivorous plants; has observed Drosera filiformis leaves closing around prey.

Author:  William Marriott Canby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 86: B5–B5a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10179

From W. M. Canby   1 February 1873

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At Asa Gray’s request, responds to CD’s questions about WMC’s observations on Dionaea and particularly about the size of the insects captured and the excitability of the leaves after an insect is captured.

Author:  William Marriott Canby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8755

From W. M. Canby   22 April 1873

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Sends leaves of Dionaea with insect prey in them. Size of insects captured may be affected by leaves not being fully grown.

Author:  William Marriott Canby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 26–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8871
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