When a solution of the strength of about i in zo is applied to the skin it produces a local anaesthesia which lasts for many hours.
This first period of Sicilian history lasts as long as Sicily remains untouched from any non-Hellenic quarter outside, and as long as the Greek cities in Sicily remain as a rule independent of one another.
The breeding season lasts throughout spring and summer, and the female is able to spawn two, three or even four times in the year.
The rainy season lasts from midJune to the end of September, rain usually falling every three or four days in brief but violent showers.
The self or hot weather lasts from March to mid-June; the temperature rarely exceeds 105° F.