Wood Frogs Laying Eggs
Have you ever wondered how grapefruit (and larger)-size masses of up to 2,000 eggs come out of a 2- to 3-inch-long Wood Frog that weighs about a third of an ounce? It turns out that a Wood Frog’s eggs are highly compressed into a mass the size of a golf ball when laid! In under an hour they have absorbed enough water to have expanded to the size we usually associate with Wood Frog egg masses. (Photo: three freshly-laid (darker) egg masses amongst older egg masses)
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