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Scale and the gestation periods of animals

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If the scale of an animal in creased will maintaining the same shape the mass of a fetus would be proportional to the cube of the scale.  The nutrients to build the fetus must pass through the umbilical cord whose cross section has increased only with the square of the scale.  Thus to the first approximation the gestation period should be proportional to the scale.  The weight of the animal is proportional to the cube of the scale so the getstation period of animals of the same shape, say... More
Material Type: Reference Material
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Date Added to MERLOT: April 03, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 03, 2009
Submitter: Thayer Watkins
Keywords: gestation period, scale

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