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RE: [Killietalk] Hybrids
Wright Huntley wrote:
> I know of no verified 3-year-old viable eggs. Could happen, but is most
> unlikely in Nothos.
I have, over the years, and on a regular basis, hatched out eggs of N.
rachovii KNP and N. orthonotus KNP that have been in storage for more than 3
years. My record for these two populations is just over 5 years incubation
for the former and 4 years and 5 months for the latter. That was for batches
that I hatched about a year and a half ago. And, in both cases, there were
still clear, undeveloped eggs in the peat in question. If this can happen in
captivity I have no doubt that it also does in nature.
Brian R. Watters
University of Regina
Regina, Sask. S4S 0A2, Canada
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