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On Fri, 31 Oct 1997 13:07:15 -0000 Phil Virgin writes:
>>  Reptiles become torpid and eat less when cold, would they then take 
>>longer to reach sexual maturity?

>This is indeed the case:  but what is the significance to impacts?

I was thinking that a longer period before reaching sexual maturity would allow 
a longer length of time for conditions to improve and hence for young to 
I realise that young could continue to be born regardless but this is expensive 
in terms of energy required if the parents are already under stress.
Phil Virgin