View Full Version : S Petrii breeders - need some advice please

04-30-2006, 05:44 PM
Im currently incubating 2 S.petrii eggs (one is 9 days old, the other layed today). Its my first time breeding my Stenos so id apreciated any pointers on sucessfull rearing of this great little species.

Any advice or info gladly apreciated. :)

05-15-2006, 06:15 PM
I'd like some tips on Steno breeding as well, my new little male has already had his way with one of my females! How long after mating is it before the females lay eggs and how frequently do they lay?

G. hainenensis
05-16-2006, 05:18 AM
Incubate on dry sand at a temp of 82f. They have to be kept dry or they will spoil and rot very quickly ;) Incubation length can differ from 55 days to 62 days. At 82f you will get a mix of sexes ;)

I have been breeding these for about 5 years now and love them to pieces.
I currently keep and breed 3 different spieces ;)

05-16-2006, 05:27 AM
Thank you for that :D will have to get an incubating set-up sorted if my girl is now going to be laying eggs.

05-16-2006, 03:20 PM
I've also been breeding this species for about 5 years. I incubate the eggs on dry sand in a dry incubator (not au bain-marie) at a temperature of 29C/84F. I always place a small cup of water in the incubation container to increase the air humidity. However, the eggs should never come in direct contact with water!


05-17-2006, 08:33 PM
How long after mating can a female be expected to lay?

05-22-2006, 01:05 PM
Within about a week of three after mating the eggs are laid.