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Postby JackBean » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:23 pm

Does anybody here know, whether reptile eggs contain calcium carbonate? I though they do not, but now I'm correcting some laboratory protocol and I looked on the internet and
Wiki wrote:As a rule, reptiles are oviparous (egg-laying), although certain species of squamates are capable of giving live birth. This is achieved by either ovoviviparity (egg retention) or viviparity (birth of offspring without the development of calcified eggs).

Which would mean they do contain some calcium and I guess in the form of carbonate.
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Postby Darby » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:56 pm

I think the inclusion of "calcified" was a mistake.
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Postby JackBean » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:26 am

so it doesn't contain any CaCO3, right? Because even Czech Wiki says something about calcification, but I guess they just translated that from English Wiki...
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Postby Darby » Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:40 pm

I'm not sure that there's NO calcium, but the eggs aren't generally considered calcified.
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Postby cw11 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:35 am

I think turtles have calcium carbonate in their eggs...
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