Alice G. McCloskey, « Water-folk » ,The Chautauquan : a weekly newsmagazine, Chautauqua , New York,, vol. 35, The Chautauqua Press, 1902, pp. 287-288.
1.- – These strange little insects can be found quite early in the seasons. Dip you net into a still pool so that it grazes the bottom. Among other things you may draw out a compact little bundle of sticks or stones, the home of Caddis worms (Figs. 6,7). The floating house is sometimes made of the sand, straw, moss, or leaves. The little inmate will lie so quietly that you wil not think he is there. If you take the small bundle home, however, and put in your aquarium, a tiny head will soon be thrust out in search of food. Then you will enjoy watching the caddis-worm move about, carrying its house along. There is not space in this leaflet to tell you many of the interesting things that can be learned by watching the caddis-worm, but if you have a few specimens in your aquarium you may be able to observe :
(a) That if the Young caddis is taken out of its house and material is at hand, it will buid another.
(b) It lies in a tube of silk which it has spun.
(c) When the larva is ready to go into the pupa state it makes a door over the opening of its house. The door keeps ennemies out, but is so made that it admits water which carries air for the insect to breathe.
(d) The grown-up caddis (Fig.15), know as the caddis-fly, is a moth-like creature that comes into your homes on summer nights when the lamps are lighted. I hope that you will have an opportunity to see one leave your aquarium.