View Full Version : N. amyae developing eggs during hibernation

03-02-2006, 02:57 PM
I had an interesting thing happen with one of my female amyae. I was getting ready to cool all my amyae in December, and noticed one of my females was ready to lay eggs. It had been a about 10 weeks since she laid eggs, so I wasn't expecting these. She laid her eggs, then I cooled her about a week later. When I took her out of hibernation 2 months later I noticed she lost a good deal of weight, more than any of the other ones that were cooled for the same period. After being on heat for a day she laid 2 eggs! They are a little smaller than normal, but I set them up, and turns out they are fertile too. I am amazed she made it through hibernation and still developed fertile eggs at the cooler temps. She is eating very well now and regaining the weight she lost during hibernation.

03-02-2006, 06:54 PM
Wow Steve! Thats very interesting. Keep us updated on the progress of the eggs.

Ken Bartenfeld
03-02-2006, 07:05 PM
Hello Steve!

Thats odd, glad to hear she is doing good though!