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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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All three are correct so the one who post first is it :thumbs_up:

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Fact or Myth: Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

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That should be a myth.

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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A rat can get up to 12 young and they reach sexual maturity @ 5 weeks. A rat is on heat every 4/5 days and the gestation period is 22 days. She is ready to reproduce 24 hours after the birth of her young. I don't know if a million is possible but definitely a few thousand young...

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Fact or Myth, Heksie? Remember "two rats could have over a million descendants." in 18 Months.

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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:clap: good one Philip1, I've decided to change my mind :redface: :rtm:

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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"Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendents.

The brown rat can breed throughout the year if conditions are suitable, a female producing up to five litters a year. The gestation period is only 21 days and litters can number up to fourteen, although seven is common. The maximum life span is up to three years, although most barely manage one. A yearly mortality rate of 95% is estimated, with predators and interspecies conflict as major causes.

When lactating, female rats display a 24 hour rhythm of maternal behavior, and will usually spend more time attending to smaller litters than large ones.

Brown rats live in large hierarchical groups, either in burrows or subsurface places such as sewers and cellars. When food is in short supply, the rats lower in social order are the first to die. If a large fraction of a rat population is exterminated, the remaining rats will increase their reproductive rate, and quickly restore the old population level''.


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Fact or Myth? Ostriches bury their heads in the sand when they're scared or threatened.

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Agree with Heksie. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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:thumbs_up: a Myth indeed

Correct Heksie and Philip1

Ostriches don't bury their heads in the sand! They wouldn't be able to breathe!

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