Water balance, growth, development, and survival of arboreal frog eggs (Chirixalus eiffingeri, Rhacophoridae): importance of egg distribution in bamboo stumps.

@article{Kam1998WaterBG,
  title={Water balance, growth, development, and survival of arboreal frog eggs (Chirixalus eiffingeri, Rhacophoridae): importance of egg distribution in bamboo stumps.},
  author={Ying-Yu Kam and Christina F Yen and Chihying Hsu},
  journal={Physiological zoology},
  year={1998},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={
          534-40
        }
}
We studied the effects of substrate moisture and flooding on the arboreal eggs of Chirixalus eiffingeri and determined the possible causes of egg mortality. Eggs appear highly permeable to water vapor, losing 16.24% and 38.38% of initial egg mass in 2 h at 90% and 45% relative humidity, respectively. Eggs that experienced positive water uptake developed faster, hatched earlier with larger hatchlings, and had greater hatching success than eggs that experienced negligible or negative water uptake… CONTINUE READING
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