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Posted by Kerby... on May 06, 2003 at 23:52:50:
In Reply to: i have hibernated and they have shed once, now what posted by blackjackman21 on May 06, 2003 at 13:45:01:
:) I would recommend putting the male cal king in with a female and KEEP HER SHED in her cage. I try to let the male smell the shed skin before actually releasing him in her cage. I watch until they are hooked up before leaving them be in peace and quiet. I personally separate them after they unhook, which can be for hours. After separation I would then wait a few days before rotating the male to another female's cage. Since you have 3 females for that one male I would give the male a couple of days rest after the third female and then start the rotation again. Keep doing this until you see that the females are gravid or aren't receptive anymore.
It also sounds like you are feeding your females too much IMO. Feeding them 3x a week WILL NOT PRODUCE more eggs. There is absolutely no reason to feed a female that much, in fact obesity can hurt production.
:i have 1.3 adult cal kings, they were hibernated for 3 monthes, were warmed up a month ago and have now shed once. i have been powerfeeding the females, 3 mice a week, when should i introduce them, and who goes to whose cage, how long should i leave them together ect....