Population implosion

Thu Nov 10 11:58:34 PST 2005

On Thu, 10 Nov 2005, Steve Rapaport wrote:

> Given that each Dragaeran lives 3000 years, of which perhaps 1500 are
> possibly child-bearing, you would have to have a pretty steep die-off to
> prevent a population EXPLOSION.

More important than length of fertility is the onset.  It takes hundreds
of years for a Dragaeran to become a grandparent, only about twenty-five
for an Easterner.