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Webmaster Posted 26-May-2015 08:55


From Science Daily and BBC on 26-May-2015 08:55

For decades, researchers have been making artificial eggs out of plaster, wood, and other materials to test how birds identify and reject the eggs that invading 'brood parasites' sometimes sneak into their nests. But these methods have many limitations; a new study is the first to test the usefulness of 3-D printed eggs for research on egg rejection.

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