The Avian Egg: Incubation Time and Water Loss

@inproceedings{Rahn1974TheAE,
  title={The Avian Egg: Incubation Time and Water Loss},
  author={Hermann Rahn and Amos Ar},
  year={1974}
}
The large difference in incubation time among bird eggs, ranging from a minimum of 11 days to nearly 90, has aroused man's interest since antiquity. In her critical review of the history of our knowledge of incubation periods, Margaret M. Nice (1954) wrote, "The people who have been concerned with incubation periods fall into three groups: the guessers, the copyists, the investigators." Guessers came first and these have been busily quoted since Aristotle for more than 20 centuries. It was not… CONTINUE READING

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