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Barnacles are hermaphrodites

 
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Karen



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 3:00 pm    Post subject: Barnacles are hermaphrodites Reply with quote

Barnacles are hermaphrodites
They contain both male and female sexual organs.

The male organ can stretch outside the barnacle shell and will probe around until it contacts with another barnacle that is receptive (as a female).
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Abigail



Joined: 04 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats why they live so close together in numbers!? Wink
... out of neccesity.
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Tony



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know they reproduce when the water temperature drops over the winter period.
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