Weight and Incubation of Egg
Name: Didi K.
What is the weight of an egg, when it is laid, until it
hatches, or is there no change?
The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds, edited by John
Terres, has an extensive discussion of eggs, egg laying and embryo
development, including a table of weights of some bird's eggs, and a very
good set of diagrams and discussion of the changes inside the egg during
development, but does not give the details of weight change during
development. That is the best reference I have.
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