Alien

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The monsters from the 1979 movie (described as "xenomorphs" in the first sequel) go through three stages in the films.
 
The monsters from the 1979 movie (described as "xenomorphs" in the first sequel) go through three stages in the films.
  
Their eggs are usually the first form encountered.  Each egg is a large ovoid casing that contains a larval alien.  Eggs can apparently remain dormant for extended periods of time, but they are sensitive to some external stimulus -- it is not known if it is heat, motion, sound, or something else -- that causes them to open.
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Their eggs are usually the first form encountered.  Each egg is an ovoid casing roughly 60cm long that contains a larval alien.  Eggs can apparently remain dormant for extended periods of time, but they are sensitive to some external stimulus -- it is not known if it is heat, motion, sound, or something else -- that causes them to open.
  
 
[[Image:Alien larva attached.jpg|thumb|left|A larval alien]]
 
[[Image:Alien larva attached.jpg|thumb|left|A larval alien]]

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