View Full Version : Nephrurus Amyae Query

12-03-2005, 06:56 AM
Hi All

The new 2 year old Nephrurus Amyae female I received a few days ago is massive, like I mean massive, I was shocked by its size. Apparently she was cooled & the guy told me that she has only been in with a male for the first time, which he did 3 weeks ago. So she was in with a male for 3 weeks prior to me getting her. He said she is probably gravid. If this is the case how long after mating does it take for the 1st clutch to be layed. And do I necessarily need to provide a lay container, when one end of my enclosures sand is kept moist & is 3-4 inches deep?

Hope you can help, I dont know when Ken gets back.


Ken Bartenfeld
12-03-2005, 05:41 PM
Last year I had it about 3 inches deep and it worked fine. And also, mine were gravid from 3 weeks to 1 1/2 months. I just kept the lay box in there all the time myself. And also, she will have a pre-shed lay...which means she will most likely shed her skin about a week before laying, so that really helps.