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Old 05-05-2009, 09:10 AM
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My Female been off her food and shed about 2 weeks ago I looked in the terranium this morning and found an egg. She is laying more as I am typing this. Is this normal, I take it they wont be fertile she has def not been near my male corns. She has been off her food oh my god what do I do now?

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Old 05-05-2009, 09:18 AM
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let her finishing laying then destroy the eggs, if she hasn't been with a male then they must be infertile. Females can still ovulate without mating taking place.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:31 AM
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Am stressing to death she was part of a breeding pair but after unwanted eggs and talking to peeps on the forum the two where seperated along time ago and have not come into contact with each other again the other male corn has def not come into contact with her. When I seen the egg this morning I didnt know what to do she just coiled up and laying them so do I just bin them or do I put them in the freezer like I did with the last lot. Then feed her small amounts as before. Thanks for your quick response when I seen the egg I was astounded. Last time I tried taking them from her I went through 3 pairs of knickers cause she wouldnt let me at them best go to me knicker draw again then. x x x
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:10 AM
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Snakes can retain sperm from a previous mating so it is possible the eggs could be fertile. How long is it since she was with the male?
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:12 AM
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I would freeze them just to be sure, and feed her as you did when she laid before.
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:48 PM
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She wont let me near them. I am very jumpy around her when she twitches so gonna leave it for today so not stressing her out any more. Her last clutch was good few month ago now. When I do get my hands on them I will freeze them she is still coiled round them. x
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:36 PM
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I have to be honest but i have 2 FEMALE corns in 1 viv, my biggest one is around 3.5 ft but she is big for her age which is about nearly 3 years. she must be sexually mature now and she is GRAVID!! You can feel 3 bumps near he cloaca, she also is getting grumpier by the day and has refused food for 3 weeks, but i am the same, was really nervous for her.
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:39 PM
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Dont worry dude, both my females layed 48 eggs between them last month, and theyve never seen a male.
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