[Coral-List] FW: Not coral: Queen Conch question

Glazer, Bob Bob.Glazer at MyFWC.com
Fri Sep 18 10:05:53 EDT 2009

Please see the response from Gabe Delgado:  

According to the literature (Randall 1964) it takes 24 hours or less for a female to lay a complete egg mass.

Bob's add-on:
Given that we see all size egg-masses throughout the day and it takes approximately 24 hours to extrude, it seems likely that they start laying egg-masses throughout the day and night. 

From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov [coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml..noaa.gov] On Behalf Of MelissaE Keyes [melissae.keyes at yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:17 AM
To: coral coral
Subject: [Coral-List] Not coral:  Queen Conch question

 Hello, listers,

Does anyone know if the Queen Conch begins laying their eggs in the morning and take all day to finish?  I seem to find them about two or three in the afternoon not quite finished.

Thanks in advance,

Melissa E. Keyes,
Caribbean Sea
Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix,
U.S.Virgin Islands

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