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    Default Parthenogenetic Crested Gecko Egg?


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    Hi All!
    Four days ago my female crestie laid an egg. Sheís around 5 years old and has never laid before. Iíve had her two years, and Iíve never kept her with a male before, nor has her previous owner. Iíve heard of parthenogenesis in Crested Geckos before, but I couldnít find much info online. So any info about Crested Gecko parthenogenesis would be greatly appreciated. As far as the egg, itís incubating currently, but Iím unsure if itís fertile. Does it look like it? Here are photos of it as of a day ago:
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    Any info on whether or not the egg is fertile, Crested Gecko parthenogenesis, or frankly anything having to do with my current situation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    I don't think fertility is obvious from these pics, tho I would think veins would be more evident it's hard to tell from this.

    I've had virgin girls that I kept as pets lay eggs that never hatched. that being said, I'd keep the egg until you're sure because you never know.
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    I have read about cresties, gargs and leachies successfully hatching parthenogenetic eggs on another forum. It doesn't happen often. I don't think the egg looks fertile either, but it certainly makes sense to incubate it until you're sure. I'm currently incubating a few garg and crestie eggs that look good on the outside but I don't think anything's going on inside. A long time ago I incubated a beardie egg from a beardie that I'd had for a number of years without a male (I can't vouch for what happened before I got her). There was not a live hatch, but when I opened the egg (well beyond hatch time) there was a fully formed beardie embryo in there.

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    IF your crestie's egg IS viable, please keep Geckos Unlimited in the loop.

    The following video was published by Aquarimax Pets on Sept. 24, 2016. "Our two-year-old female crested Gecko Tiki has been with us since she was one month old. She has never mated. This morning she surprised us with a tiny hatchling!"

    Aquarimax Pets' reply to Carani von Bianthia's comment 3 months ago: 'That is very interesting! Our oldest parthenote is a little smaller than normal, although it did grow quite a bit. We had another parthenote hatched at the end of October 2018. It has grown too, though not as much as a I would expect. How are your gecko’s eyes? Are they still symmetrical?"

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