A similar structure, as the egg-case of spiders, earthworms, etc.
This egg-case is not wholly filled with eggs but has a considerable air-chamber in it, causing it to float.
They remain for a short time after hatching in the egg-case, feeding on each other!
The size of this egg-case depends on the size of the species, ranging from three to about eight inches in length.
One egg-case of a ray may sometimes contain several eggs and develop several young.
How the cockroach deposits its egg-case; a study in insect behavior.
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