Dragon reproduction #
The first dragons in the land of clones were bred artificially in genetic engineering centers. This type of reproduction became possible if the owner of the center had an amber stone with a drop of reptile blood.
From the 101st day of life until the 900th day inclusive, dragons can reproduce independently. The possibility of mating occurs upon reaching a certain weight: 800 kg for the male and 700 kg for the female. To do this, a pair of dragons must live in special amber caves.
If a female dragon has a rider and is ready for a combat flight, then it is impossible for a male to mate with her. A pregnant female dragon needs rest and therefore cannot fly combat missions. Gestation lasts 90 days. The next mating after the birth of the baby can occur no earlier than 60 days later. The male rests the same amount after the last mating.
For the birth of a baby dragon, there is a certain condition: the female will give birth only in the princely amber caves. Transporting a pregnant female dragon to another place of residence is very, very dangerous. None of the owners of these mystical beasts will ever disturb a pregnant female and sell her at a dragon fair.
To calculate the weight of a newborn dragon, take 10% of the sum of the weights of its parents.
Moreover, the weight of the male dragon is fixed at the time of mating, and the weight of the female - at the time of birth of the offspring. Let’s say that the male weighed 1050 kg during mating, and the female weighed 906 kg at the time of the birth of the offspring. Then the newborn dragon will weigh (1,050+906) x 0.1 = 195.6 kg.
The weight of each newborn dragon depends on the inbreeding coefficient (the degree of closely related ties between future parents). At its maximum inbreeding coefficient, a dragon can lose up to 70% of the weight it would have been at birth with zero inbreeding coefficient.
Before the birth of the baby, the owner must provide free space for him in the amber caves or caves under the castle anywhere on the account. Immediately after birth, the baby will definitely take one of the available places, and, if necessary, can be moved to another cave. If there are no free places, parents will simply absorb the newborn.
Scientific research into the life and reproduction of these ancient lizards is still being carried out by scientists from the land of clones. The influence of various factors on reproduction processes is clarified. In this regard, new discoveries related to the life and reproduction of dragons are possible. Follow the news!