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Posted by Pennebaker on January 17, 2003 at 10:39:08:
In Reply to: Re: Hey Matt, long time! posted by MysticHerps on January 16, 2003 at 23:05:31:
:Yeah, the forum got pretty dead here, so i usually go to and read the alligator and croc forums.... recently adopted back a nile croc i sold last year. I will prolly regret that one since it will take up a whole room in the next few years.... gonna het half a room this spring actually LOL
:On the frilleds, i got eggs, fertile ones that went to term then died in the egg. very disappointing, but i think it was due to the eggs getting overly hot since i pushed off turning on the AC last spring as long as possible. I hope i am able to find out this year with more eggs..... time will tell :)
::Hey there! Glad to hear that you had production last year. You dont stop by anymore, so I didnt know!
:::Dont worry yet...... i nevver saw my frillies copulate last year, but got three fertile clutches from my female. She laid her eggs under some dried cypress, so i was glad i was around and happened to see her digging.
:::I couldnt tell she was gravid at all, she just looked healthily plump......... nothing like my water dragon, beardeds, or chameleons that i had/ have where you could make out egg shapes in thier abdomens.
:::I didnt do anything intentionally last year to cycle my frilleds either, and am not this year ..... i will see if they breed again or not. They are on a 12/12 light cycle, 70 degrees F at night (ambient room temp) and the only thing that changes in the day is thier basking light kicks on ( 150 watt flood light) but they rarely use it this time of year.
::::To tell you the truth guys, I have a very hard time telling when my girls are gravid or not until the last couple days. They just look extra puffy and fat--but if they have a lot of weight on them to begin with, it is hard to tell. I would have a lay area ready just in case. I have found with frilled females, it is a one time deal--they go down to lay and they better have a spot.
::::It could also be that the female is just not ready yet or is rejecting that particular male for some reason.
::::hope that helps.
:::::yea i had the same question. i put my trio through a cool down for two months and on january first i turned the basking lights back on for 14 hours a day, put food in there enclosure,and started spraying them AT LEAST twice a day. my male has been head bobing but havent seen anything else. what am i doing wrong?