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Monday, October 17, 2016

11 Weirdest Animal Eggs

Giant Water Bug Egg
Giant Water Bug Egg
These are 11 of the weirdest animal eggs.  Darwin's frog this frog is native to the first of Argentina and Chile protect itself from vicious predators the Frog is camouflaged as a dead leaf it lays low on the ground and does not move until the threat is gone even more interesting is the way these frogs care for their eggs after a female lays up to 40 eggs among leaves the male frog guards them for about a month until the embryos start to move at this point the male frog ingests the eggs and holds them in his vocal sack after a while the tadpoles are big enough to hop out of his mouth and disperse.

Giant Pacific octopus eggs these species are considered the biggest in the octopus family by any measure females have a life span of only three to five years, which is relatively short to make sure that the species does not go extinct the Giant Pacific octopus can lay between 120,000 to 400,000 eggs, the eggs are coated with a thin membrane and the female attaches them to a hard surface that is where the magic happens at this point the female has dedicated her life to these eggs because she stops eating and usually dies right after the eggs start hatching.

Giant water bug eggs nope this is not a photoshopped image giant water bugs do exist and they have a weird reproduction ritual they are found all around the world and vary greatly in size the biggest species is being around 4.5 inches long after they copulate the female lays its eggs on the wings of the male water bug the male then cares for and protects the eggs until they hatch this process takes between one to two weeks and the male can carry up to 100 eggs on their back at once this is a great example of paternal care and has been studied extensively on a side note they make a great snack and are considered a delicacy in parts of South East Asia.

Source: YouTube by Epic Wildlife

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