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01-11-2008, 04:39 PM
i have read that the females can store sperm. if this is true how long can she store it for. i was just wondering because if youre trying to get a new morph how can you guarantee that the male youre usings sperm will be used and not just stored sperm from previous breeding?
hope that makes sense

01-16-2008, 01:05 PM

Yes they are able to store sperm for quite a long time.
When i got my new females they produced fertilized clutches after a 1/2year without meeting a male!
I think if they mate again the stored sperm will be replaced...but i'm not sure.

Greets Pete

01-17-2008, 03:56 PM
cheers. when i got my first pair a few years ago i separated them but the female still produced fertile eggs for quite a few months after. i just wasnt sure if the stored sperm would be replaced after a new mating.

01-21-2008, 01:29 PM
I've bought a female that for 1 year have produced fertiles eggs with no males around. All the eggs excepts for the first one, was good.

I think that if the female have a lot of new sperm will use it instead of the old one, but is just speculation.. it must be proved.