Re: [barsoom] egg-laying mammals
- At 02:55 PM 1/27/2005 -0500, Leathem Mehaffey wrote:
> Anyway, weren't the green martian eggs about 2 feet in diameter atFrom PRINCESS:
>hatching rather than at laying??
"The roof of the enclosure was of solid glass about four or five
inches in thickness, and beneath this were several hundred large
eggs, perfectly round and snowy white. The eggs were nearly uniform
in size being about two and one-half feet in diameter."
These are the eggs that are hatching when Carter arrives on Barsoom. Later
is the following passage:
"As a matter of fact, the new-laid egg is but little larger than
an ordinary goose egg, and as it does not commence to grow until
subjected to the light of the sun the chieftains have little
difficulty in transporting several hundreds of them at one time
from the storage vaults to the incubators."
- Which is why we know that the eggs grow over the five years in the incubator.
Now we only need to figure out how they grow and where they get the nutrition to increase their mass.
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- --- In email@example.com, "Rick Johnson" <rikjohnson@j...> wrote:
> Which is why we know that the eggs grow over the five years in theincubator.
> Now we only need to figure out how they grow and where they get thenutrition to increase their mass.
>Perhaps they put down roots.:)
-Seth Kallen Deitch