PROF. WM. HECKLER'S TRAINED FLEA
performing fleas have entertained the royalty of Europe
centuries ago in a antiquated form. This
entertainment was called the "Flea Theatre."
Some years ago I
determined to make an improvement in this old time form
of amusement and by diligent study, backed by skill,
patience and determination, I introduced the "Flea
Circus." I acquired my skill and patience by
building models of ships through necks of bottles and
making small trinkets during my spare time.
Being a lover of
nature I have studied the biology of fleas and other
insects and am in a position to answer any question that
the study may bring forth.
Many people have studied fleas but have not been able to
handle them properly and their efforts have ended in
failure. It is said that one of the late
Rothschilds spent a fortune on this interesting study
and finally gave up a in despair.
I am ready to entertain the
curious and pleasure seeking public with an all star
performance of trained fleas in Circus stunts.
There is an unlimited number
of species of fleas. The human fleas distinguish
themselves among others by standing endurance and the
length of life as well as intelligence.
Among animals, each kind
brings forth its own species, more or less. They
prove themselves as to knowledge and endurance much
after their host. It is often asked, "are fleas
not carriers of disease?" I am here to state that
all fleas carry germ life which surround them, this
being the purpose for which they have been created, for
they inoculate man and beast with the surrounding germ
every time they feed upon their host.
This, however, is nothing more
than a mild form of vaccination, so that if a large
quantity of surrounding germs should enter any host that
the flea has inoculated the blood germs would be
exercised to ward off invasion.
The flea is not an accumulator
of disease because it does not ail. If illness
befalls them they lose their gloss which is their
protector and die immediately. Neither do they
care for nourishment if not in proper condition.
The flea is a seeker of cleanliness and health and will
hardly feed upon a diseased host. They are very
sensitive as to taste and shun any odor possible.
It is odor to which the flea is confined that proves its
quickest destruction, so if you want to get shod of
fleas confine them to any odor.
The eye sight of the flea is
keen. They hear by way of vibrators. Their
inclination differs almost as much as that of man and
there are no two fleas alike. A flea usually can
be taught one stunt after they have been put through a
certain test that sifts out the higher type from the
low. They solely exist upon living blood.
Moisture in a light form may help to prolong its life,
while extreme heat shortens it. All of the
performers are initiated by having a collar placed
around their neck, and as the saying is, they die in
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