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Ari
02-22-2006, 01:47 AM
Hi All

Was cleaning out my Nephrurus Levis Pilbarensis tank today - had to tell you all because I was amazed. Anyway you may have seen my post on "MOULDY EGGS" Part 1 & Part2 :lol:

Well found not 1 but 10 eggs buried under the sand - all mouldy and infertile. Thinking my God how can 2x females lay so many eggs and not 1x be fertile. So I checked them all out & guess what I bought 1x pair of clutch mates & another spare juvenile absolutely months ago and they are ALL BL**DY FEMALE - THE WHOLE 3 ARE FEMALE. Not one single male.

Checkout the pics

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Ari
02-22-2006, 01:53 AM
Yeh

Forgot to say 2x females are gravid now again - so thats 16x eggs I have wasted this season for not double checking the sexes.

Moral of the story, do not always presume clutch mates are 1.1, and check your specimens sexes periodically when them are about 5 months of age.

However one interesting indepth question has come from this - are some geckos species like chooks & lay through a season even though they havent mated or not even a male present?

JBReptiles
02-22-2006, 02:35 AM
haha...hey now you need a male..geckos can lay eggs with out a male present..but never heared of that many eggs...

MiCh@3L
02-22-2006, 04:58 AM
Hi Ari,

think about your`re having 3 males - that`s Bullsh... I think finding a single male is more easy for you :wink:

Michael

Magpie
02-22-2006, 05:41 AM
You need to change your sig.

Ari
02-22-2006, 07:36 AM
LOL Thanks Magpie done :(