What do crocodile eggs look like?
Crocodile eggs are slightly elongated and cream-coloured with a smooth, thick, hard shell.
Crocodile eggs vary in size, depending upon the species, but are similar to the size and weight of chicken eggs.
Crocodile eggs occur in cluches of 7-95 individual eggs, depending upon the species of crocodile.
Crocodile eggs hatch after 65-95 days.
Crocodile eggs hatch into male or female crocodiles depending on the temperature. This is called temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD).
Crocodile eggs that are at a temperature of 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) or less produce females.
Crocodile eggs that are at a temperature of 32-33 degrees Celsius (90-91 degrees Fahrenheit) produces males.
Crocodile eggs that are at a temperature of 31 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit) and above 33 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit) produces offspring of both sexes.
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