Water-vapor conductance of testudinian and crocodilian eggs (class reptilia).

Abstract

Flexible-shelled eggs of snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) have conductances to water vapor that are 55 times higher than predicted for avian eggs of similar size, whereas rigid-shelled eggs of softshell turtles (Trionyx spiniferus) and American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) have conductances that are only five times higher than expected for… (More)

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@article{Packard1979WatervaporCO, title={Water-vapor conductance of testudinian and crocodilian eggs (class reptilia).}, author={Gary C. Packard and Theodore L. Taigen and Mary J. Packard and R D Shuman}, journal={Respiration physiology}, year={1979}, volume={38 1}, pages={1-10} }