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Title: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: Jetavan on February 15, 2013, 05:21:29 PM
"But before you start imagining T-Rex in a bra, Professor Else (http://media.uow.edu.au/news/UOW142508.html) said dinosaur lactation, if it did in fact exist, would have involved secretions from the upper digestive tract that produce a ‘milk-like’ substance.

“Pigeons, emperor penguins and flamingos all produce ‘milk-like’ substances from crop glands or glands of the oesophagus that they feed to their young through their mouths,” he said.

“Since birds and dinosaurs share much in common I proposed that some dinosaurs likely used this feeding strategy.”

Professor Else’s theory has been published in the latest issue of The Journal of Experimental Biology."
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: J Michael on February 15, 2013, 05:23:53 PM
"But before you start imagining T-Rex in a bra, Professor Else (http://media.uow.edu.au/news/UOW142508.html) said dinosaur lactation, if it did in fact exist, would have involved secretions from the upper digestive tract that produce a ‘milk-like’ substance.

“Pigeons, emperor penguins and flamingos all produce ‘milk-like’ substances from crop glands or glands of the oesophagus that they feed to their young through their mouths,” he said.

“Since birds and dinosaurs share much in common I proposed that some dinosaurs likely used this feeding strategy.”

Professor Else’s theory has been published in the latest issue of The Journal of Experimental Biology."

Where *do* you this stuff?? ;D  And I thought *I* had too much time on my hands  ;D ;D.
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: mike on February 15, 2013, 05:24:49 PM
Would it be considered lenten?
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: Jetavan on February 15, 2013, 05:27:05 PM
"But before you start imagining T-Rex in a bra, Professor Else (http://media.uow.edu.au/news/UOW142508.html) said dinosaur lactation, if it did in fact exist, would have involved secretions from the upper digestive tract that produce a ‘milk-like’ substance.

“Pigeons, emperor penguins and flamingos all produce ‘milk-like’ substances from crop glands or glands of the oesophagus that they feed to their young through their mouths,” he said.

“Since birds and dinosaurs share much in common I proposed that some dinosaurs likely used this feeding strategy.”

Professor Else’s theory has been published in the latest issue of The Journal of Experimental Biology."

Where *do* you this stuff?? ;D  And I thought *I* had too much time on my hands  ;D ;D.
It's Lent. Milk is allowable, I think.
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: Arachne on February 15, 2013, 05:30:24 PM
Reptiles don't incubate their eggs, so they are not likely to be around when they hatch, much less feed the hatchlings.
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: J Michael on February 15, 2013, 05:36:00 PM
"But before you start imagining T-Rex in a bra, Professor Else (http://media.uow.edu.au/news/UOW142508.html) said dinosaur lactation, if it did in fact exist, would have involved secretions from the upper digestive tract that produce a ‘milk-like’ substance.

“Pigeons, emperor penguins and flamingos all produce ‘milk-like’ substances from crop glands or glands of the oesophagus that they feed to their young through their mouths,” he said.

“Since birds and dinosaurs share much in common I proposed that some dinosaurs likely used this feeding strategy.”

Professor Else’s theory has been published in the latest issue of The Journal of Experimental Biology."

Where *do* you this stuff?? ;D  And I thought *I* had too much time on my hands  ;D ;D.
It's Lent. Milk is allowable, I think.

I meant, where do you get these articles, not where do you get dinosaur milk.  ;D
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: vamrat on February 15, 2013, 05:36:21 PM
Reptiles don't incubate their eggs, so they are not likely to be around when they hatch, much less feed the hatchlings.

The theories have changed quite a bit over the years.  They have found mixed adult and baby dinosaurs and adults and nests.  I believe the Maiasaur in the US and Protoceratops in Mongolia at least have.  Possibly others.  

And they think they are closer to birds than reptiles.  There are some interesting critters (Archeopteryx) that seem to be a little bit of both.  Not to mention the 'raptor' on Velociraptor means "bird of prey".  This is due to the skeletal similarities.  
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: J Michael on February 15, 2013, 05:43:16 PM
Reptiles don't incubate their eggs, so they are not likely to be around when they hatch, much less feed the hatchlings.

The theories have changed quite a bit over the years.  They have found mixed adult and baby dinosaurs and adults and nests.  I believe the Maiasaur in the US and Protoceratops in Mongolia at least have.  Possibly others.  

And they think they are closer to birds than reptiles.  There are some interesting critters (Archeopteryx) that seem to be a little bit of both.  Not to mention the 'raptor' on Velociraptor means "bird of prey".  This is due to the skeletal similarities.  

Whatever became of the Vamratoraptor, anyway?  I've never heard of any finds of skeletal remains.
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: Shiny on February 16, 2013, 12:17:52 AM
Jetavan has replaced all other news sites for me. I only get my news from him.
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: JamesRottnek on February 16, 2013, 12:29:23 AM
Jetavan has replaced all other news sites for me. I only get my news from him.

This
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: Αριστοκλής on February 16, 2013, 01:35:51 AM
Please tell me we are not publicly funding such research, please, please.
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: OrthoNoob on February 16, 2013, 05:28:02 AM
Please tell me we are not publicly funding such research, please, please.

"Who. Funds. These. Studies?" -- Paula Poundstone, on learning studies had proven women were attracted to men "who dance like John Travolta."

She also said the same thing largely word for word regarding a study about whether giraffes can swim IIRC.
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: JamesR on February 16, 2013, 05:31:55 AM
If dinosaurs came back alive, would they be Lenten?
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: OrthoNoob on February 16, 2013, 05:58:50 AM
If dinosaurs came back alive, would they be Lenten?

They're reptiles. We have reptiles now. Those reptiles are not Lenten. Why would dinosaurs be different?
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: Jason.Wike on February 16, 2013, 07:25:06 AM
Reptiles don't incubate their eggs, so they are not likely to be around when they hatch, much less feed the hatchlings.

Plenty of reptiles do actually, and so did plenty of dinosaurs. They've even found huge nesting grounds with scores of nests, eggs and incubating parents fossilized Pompeii style.
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: Jetavan on February 16, 2013, 01:28:50 PM
There's nothing like a mother's (http://www.rcreptiles.com/blog/index.php/2007/04/18/my_ball_python_just_laid_eggs_help) love:

(http://rcreptiles.com/blog/media/100_1047.JPG)
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: biro on February 16, 2013, 02:37:30 PM
I still prefer cow's milk. Makes the best ice cream. :)
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: vamrat on February 18, 2013, 10:42:14 AM
Reptiles don't incubate their eggs, so they are not likely to be around when they hatch, much less feed the hatchlings.

The theories have changed quite a bit over the years.  They have found mixed adult and baby dinosaurs and adults and nests.  I believe the Maiasaur in the US and Protoceratops in Mongolia at least have.  Possibly others.  

And they think they are closer to birds than reptiles.  There are some interesting critters (Archeopteryx) that seem to be a little bit of both.  Not to mention the 'raptor' on Velociraptor means "bird of prey".  This is due to the skeletal similarities.  

Whatever became of the Vamratoraptor, anyway?  I've never heard of any finds of skeletal remains.

They evolved into birds and from there into Platypusses.
Title: Re: A T-Rex of an idea – dinosaur milk?
Post by: Arachne on February 18, 2013, 10:51:39 AM
Whatever became of the Vamratoraptor, anyway?  I've never heard of any finds of skeletal remains.

They evolved into birds and from there into Platypusses.

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