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Posted by Bob on January 16, 2003 at 06:07:19:
In Reply to: question for the experienced... posted by jamie on January 14, 2003 at 11:59:20:
:I was just wondering when everybody starts to see eggs being laid. Right now my male has been head-bobbing like a madman but have not seen any other signs of breeding. I know with ball pythons you don't usually see eggs until spring, is it the same with frilleds. Also if the female does become gravid will it be noticable? Thanks
With frillies its tough to see actual copulation,Ive been breeding frillies since 1991 every year and have only seen and photographed actual copulation one time which seemed to be very brief [lasted 2 minutes maybe] Id say chances are that if you see head bobing in the male and a submissive head bow of the female in response to the male that they are doin there thing when your not around.Something else Ive noticed is females spend more time on the ground or floor of the cage when they become receptive.I usually see scratch marks in the floor substrate which is an indicator the female is trying to dig a burrow.I put a pile of substrate [sand/peatmoss mix] which is moist in the corner of the cage and the females will excavate a nest and lay eggs.Sounds like your frillies are doing what they should and you need to be patient and wait. best wishes Bob