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Re: Herbivore protection
On Thu, 29 May 1997, Stanley Friesen wrote:
> At 11:06 PM 5/28/97 -0400, John Bois wrote:
> >I argued that in birds, long incubation times would provide
> >plenty of time for predator appetites to be recharged. This would be
> >especially true for hadrosaurs which required what, six
> >weeks of incubation?
> True to a point. But there would be a maximum predation *rate* over that
> six weeks that would keep the predators satiated. As long as the total
> number of nestlings in the nesting grounds exceeds time*rate, some will,
> necessarily, survive.
No, I mean six weeks laying and incubation, no nestlings.