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The ostrich egg is the largest cell known
A. True
B. False

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Hint: The eggs are incubated by females during day time and by the males during night time. This uses the colours of the two sexes to prevent the nest’s identification, since the drab female blends in well with the sand, while at night the black male is almost untraceable.

Complete Answer:
The largest from any living bird is the ostrich egg (genus Struthio). The shell has a long tradition of use as a jar and for artistic artwork by humans. Eggs are not consumed regularly.

Now, let us find the solution from the options-
- In a single shared nest, a clear pit, 30 to 60 cm deep and 9.8 ft high, the female typical ostrich lays her fertilised eggs scraped by the male in the dirt. The superior female lays her eggs directly, and she rejects extra eggs from the weaker females when it is time to shield them for incubation, leaving only 20 in most instances.
- Ostrich eggs are the biggest of all eggs, but they are generally the smallest eggs relative to the size of the adult bird, on average 5.9 in long, 5.1 in high, and weigh 3.1 lb, more than 20 times the mass of the egg of a chicken and just 1 to 4% the female size. They are shiny cream-colored, with thick shells outlined by tiny pits. Thus, option B is not the correct option.

Thus, the correct answer is option (A) True.

Note: The fact that ostriches hold their eggs in holes in the sand instead of nests and have to rotate them utilizing their beaks during incubation is a potential cause of the theory that ostriches put their heads in sand to prevent danger; digging the pit, positioning the eggs, and rotating them may each be confused for an attempt to ignore their heads in the sand.