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Posted by Brandon Osborne on January 31, 2003 at 01:41:53:
In Reply to: not breeding or eating what could be wrong ?? posted by jimfmcdonald on January 31, 2003 at 00:32:20:
:I have a 5 year old pair of gtp I got them from a freind of a freind 2 years ago,they ate good and they even mated a couple times,but nothing ever came from it ,so this year I cooled them down for a couple of months and thave been back up to the low 80's for the past three weeks ,thave been in the same cage since half way thru the cooling piriod,the male is still eating,but the female stoped eating 4 months ago witch was 1 month befor I cooled them.the female also shed after being warmed back up,witch I thought was a good sign for breeding? the female still has realy good body wieght , so should I be concerned about her not eating,and what can i do to get them to breed ?? THANKS.. JIM.
Jim, how low did you cool them? I give my adults a drop into the low 70's to mid and upper 60's. I usually cool for around 8-12 weeks while breeding takes place. Males will usually cease feeding during the breeding season, but females tend to eat a little more. Non-feeding of females usually means gravid or close to it. Try seperating them and introducing them every few days with the cooler temps. If your female is robust, she should be fine not feeding for a few months.