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Re: Dino sex
On Tue, 15 Jul 1997 08:50:00 -0400 "Tomporowski, Steve"
>> One alternative
>>to the "sauropod squat" would be to have rubbery egg shells (the
>>sea turtle approach), although clearly those eggs that have been
>>interpreted as being sauropod were hard shelled, which may rule this
>>line of inquiry out.
>Maybe not exactly ruled out. The eggs could be soft-shelled and
>the first few minutes/hours, then harden with exposure to air.
Not that I know of. Either calcium is encorporated in the egg shell
matrix and hardens it or it isn't and you get a rubbery egg. That isn't
something that can be added to harden the egg later outside the body, as
I understand the process.
Education Associate, Virginia Living Museum
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- RE: Dino sex
- From: "Tomporowski, Steve" <Steve.Tomporowski@us.ms.philips.com>