It is evident that the same method may be followed with other sorts which continue only a short time in a mature state.
A person never got old enough or mature enough that they were no longer capable of making a poor choice.
Perhaps Erysichthon may be explained as the personification of the labourer, who by the systematic cultivation and tilling of the soil endeavours to force the crops, instead of allowing them to mature unmolested as in the good old times.
The young comedian's puerile jokes were not appreciated by the mature audience.
A number of larvae of Lepidoptera feed on the leaves - the remedy is to capture the mature insects when possible.
In some cicads the mature nymph ceases to feed and remains quiescent within a pillar-shaped earthen chamber.
- Simple polyps which become sexually mature and which also reproduce non-sexually, but without any medusoid stage in the life-cycle.
The cerci, when present, appear in the mature insect to be attached to the tenth segment, but according to Heymons they are really appendages of the eleventh segment, their connexion with the tenth being secondary and the result of considerable changes that take place in the terminal segments.
The common mushroom (Agaricus campestris) is propagated by spores, the fine black dust seen to be thrown off when a mature specimen is laid on white paper or a white dish; these give rise to what is known as the "spawn" or mycelium, which consists of whitish threads permeating dried dung or similar substances, and which, when planted in a proper medium, runs through the mass, and eventually develops the fructification known as the mushroom.