||[Jun. 7th, 2006|10:01 am]
There is a story about an attempt to halt the spread of "the despised cane toad" in Australia by introducing a gene that would cause future generations to all be male. Now, that may well be a good solution to the problem, but I found the following comment very funny:|
"The expansion of the cane toad population is dependent on the number of females, because they lay between 7000 and 30,000 eggs, so this would limit the population."
Now, on the face of it that's fine.
But, really... the population is dependent on the number of females not chiefly because the females produce thousands of eggs, but because the males don't produce any.