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Male Quails produce "reproductive foam" [Sep. 26th, 2009|04:34 pm]
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This is quite old research, but it was not known to me until earlier this week. The foam was demonstrated in vitro to both increase and prolong spermatozoal motility. While Turkeys also produce some foamed accessory fluid, the benefit of it seems to be unique to Japanese Quail.
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