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stevegeckosetc
03-02-2006, 03:57 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.

capitalcitygeckos
03-02-2006, 07:54 PM
Wow Steve! Thats very interesting. Keep us updated on the progress of the eggs.

Ken Bartenfeld
03-02-2006, 08:05 PM
Hello Steve!

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