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How do you know they were never injected with magical fantasy blood?MIND ASPLODE
Someone on Reddit pointed this out. McCoy was commenting on speed of cell replication in Khan's blood as he injected the tribble. Could that be the source of the tribble spawn rate?
As they multiplied just fine in the prime universe without being injected with magical fantasy blood, I'd say no.
You're right. It's very likely that in TOS someone swung by Ceti Alpha V to grab some of Khan's blood knowing it was magical and made animals spontaneously reproduce at an alarming rate, then injected it into a tribble so they could start selling it at local space stations.
edit: And I just remembered that Enterprise showed a tribble, and mentioned their crazy reproductive rate.