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Re: Herbivore protection
On Thu, 5 Jun 1997, Jonathon Woolf wrote:
> Could increasing size/complexity, and the matching increase in time
> required _in vitro_, be a problem? There certainly appears to be an
> inverse relationship in mammals between size of adult and number of
I don't see it. Or, rather, I see too many exceptions. Pigs are
offspring/reproductive bout than small primates. Wolves can
have _13_ pups while the tiny mole has max of 5.
Cougars can have five wheras the 5 and a half inch Red bat has 4. There
is no simple scaling relationship here. I maintain this number is
determined more by each species' complex ecological relationships.