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Posted by gila7150 on April 12, 2003 at 14:47:14:
In Reply to: Thanks Chris! more... posted by Yasser on April 12, 2003 at 13:29:41:
>>> Do you know how many days it took yours to lay after her prelay shed? We are on day 6 I believe.
Unfortunately, I have no idea. I was housing a large group of rear fanged colubrids for a friend before they were to be shipped over seas. The eggs were found in one of the females cages while I was cleaning and I wasn't even aware she was gravid. (I'd only had her a little over a week at the time she layed the eggs). If I remember right there were 4 dryed out but viable eggs and one obvious slug which I didn't bother to incubate.
>>> Did you get to try to feed the babies or did you send them off before then? I think I need to try and track down a few banded geckos or Sceloporous. I am sure scenting will be a neccesary part of the process.
They were given to their new owner before their first shed. He didn't want to wait and I was going out of town for my honeymoon so I decided that they would probably be better off in his care.
You might not have as much trouble as you think. One of the lyres I was housing was a WC juvie and he readily accepted live unscented pinkies. This particular juvie was really snappy and was very attracted to movement. If pinkies dont work I'm fairly confident that Sceloporous will do the trick. I probably would have started with anole scented pinkies since I live in FL.
>> Any other input you have is greatly appreciated.
If I can think of anything I'll let you know but I don't think you'll have any problems. You did the hard part (getting them to breed and produce eggs) All I did was hatch out some eggs that showed up by accident (LOL).
The eggs don't seem to be very fragile. Like I said, they were pretty dried out when I found them but came back quickly with proper humidity. I have a feeling that if you incubate them like standard colubrid eggs you'll have no problems.
Good luck and keep us posted,