Further Studies on Water Absorption by Reptile Eggs

  title={Further Studies on Water Absorption by Reptile Eggs},
  author={Bert Cunningham and Elizabeth Huene},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={380 - 385}
Nitrogen excretion during embryonic development of the green iguana, Iguana iguana (Reptilia; Squamata).
Water exchange in reptile eggs: mechanism for transportation, driving forces behind movement, and the effects on hatchling size
The majority of incubation is dominated by vapor water transport as the transport mechanism for water in reptile eggs, and the role of water exchange in determining hatchling size was assessed.
The Effect of Varying Water Potential on Body Weight, Yolk and Fat Bodies in Neonate Green Iguanas
This paper presents a new record of the Atlantic leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) from Labrador, dating from 1978 to 1984, which is the first record of this species from Labrador.
An experimental analysis of the water relations of eggs of Blanding's turtles (Emydoidea blandingii)
Variation in size of hatchlings was not as great as has been reported for other species with flexible-shelled eggs, owing presumably to the constraints on water exchange imposed by the more complex eggshells of Blanding's turtles.
Possible adaptive value of water exchanges in flexible-shelled eggs of turtles.
Use of energy reserves by embryos of common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) is related to the hydric conditions to which eggs are exposed during incubation and to the net exchanges of water
Water relations of pliable-shelled eggs of common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina).
Pliable-shelled eggs of common snapping turtles were incubated at 29 °C under hydric conditions simulating those to which eggs are exposed in natural nests, and transpirational water loss from exposed surfaces of these eggs seemed to increase coincident with metabolism of developing embryos.
Volumetric Reduction in Nest Contenis of Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) (Reptilia, Testudines, Cheloniidae) on the Georgia Coast
Volumetric reduction of nest contents prior to hatchling emergence was deter- mined for natural hatchery nests of loggerhead sea turtles by implantation of a disc apparatus. The hypothesis that
Water Relations of Chelonian Eggs
Water absorption equal to, or in excess of, water loss by transpiration assures that the original shape of the egg will be preserved, thereby guaranteeing that sufficient space is available within the egg for normal development of the embryo.
The reproductive cycle of an Iguanid lizard Anolis sagrei, from Belize
It was suggested that the cue regulating a cycle may not be that factor best predicting the cycle, per se, but a factor which is important in reducing mortality of some critical stage in egg development after oviposition.