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Re: Dino sex
At 09:27 PM 7/16/97 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>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
>All questions are valid; all answers are tentative.