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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.