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Re: T.rex predation



> Date:          Sat, 20 Sep 1997 15:00:16 -0500
> Reply-to:      tons@ccs.netside.com
> From:          "Michael" <tons@ccs.netside.com>
> To:            John Bois <jbois@umd5.umd.edu>, dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject:       Re: T.rex predation

> > Date:          Sat, 20 Sep 1997 11:07:07 -0400 (EDT)
> > Reply-to:      jbois@umd5.umd.edu
> > From:          John Bois <jbois@umd5.umd.edu>
> > To:            Chris Campbell <sankarah@ou.edu>
> <snip>
> > Another negative for hadrosaurs is the inefficiency of food.  A deer
> > converts bulk forage into high quality milk.  A hadrosaur must bring raw
> > forage or regurgitate somewhat processed forage.  These are not as
> > efficient and the parent would probably have to do it more often (alerting
> > preds. at the same time)--and it would be more smelly and noisy.  All in
> > all, if I were a hadrosaur hatchling, I would cast my lot with the herd.
> 
> Well, I would bet a lot of money you are right about how hadrosaurs 
> feed their hatchlings/young, but would you bet your life they did it 
> that way?  Are mammary/like glands or other mechanisms an 
> impossibility?
> 
Please, when you flame me, do so with correct content, context, 
and quotes!  I have an active imagination.:))

Michael