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geckoboy
04-10-2005, 02:02 AM
hi,
just wondering if anyone had some helpful hints on helmeted gecko breeding. my females have been obviously gravid numerous times now but no eggs anywhere. i saw one female lay a goopy egg then turn around and eat it, but no other signs. are they like frogeyes...low brumation temps during the winter months to induce fertile egg-laying?? average temp in the cage would be about 85F. any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you,
nathan

robk
04-10-2005, 05:42 PM
Ive recieved my first good clutch of eggs recently. If the eggs arecomingout 'gloopy' there is obviously a problem. I was having trouble with very britle eggs but a change from pure calcium supplent to cuttlefish seems to have solved this. Im sure of the exact reasons behind this but it is due to cuttlefish being unpure calcium which contains trace elements which aid in egg production.

geckoboy
04-10-2005, 08:26 PM
hmmm, good idea. i will give it a try and see if it helps. where do you get yours?
thanks,
nathan

chris_f
04-11-2005, 10:51 AM
you should be able to find cuttlefish in most pet shops, most likely in the bird area.

geckoboy
04-11-2005, 12:43 PM
thanks chris...