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Re: adhesive eggs



Lee, the Trigonectes eggs are FAR more adhesive than are the Gnatholebias
eggs.  When I collect the Gnath. eggs, I can rub them on a dry paper towel
to remove most of the adhering peat.  But I cannot rub off the peat adhering
to a Trig. egg without damaging the egg.
Dan
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From: <LeeH920226 at aol_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 8:40 PM
Subject: Re: Sand spam


>
> In a message dated 1/2/03 5:44:27 PM, dskatz at optonline_net writes:
>
> << They are the most adhesive eggs
>
> I have ever seen.  The peat sticks to the eggs so tightly that it's
>
> impossible to see the egg surface using a microscope. >>
>
> The most adhesive that I have seen are Gnatholebias eggs, but only about a
> month after they are laid. They are almost impossible for me to see the
eye
> ring development because of the peat particles adhering.
>
> Lee Harper
> Media, PA
> USA
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