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Old 27-11-2008, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ian14 View Post
It is far too late in the year for a corn to be gravid. I have to say that I have never heard of "sticky out scales" as a sign of gravidity. When you say she is "lumpy" what do you mean? Generally, gravid corns appear to be swollen rather than lumpy. You can feel the eggs from the underside by gently rubbing the underside from head to tail. A picture will be very useful, as this doesn't sound gravid.
There is a chance there is an alternative explanation, but tit is not too late in the year for her to be gravid, just because corns generally breed around spring time, does not mean a pair that co-habit all year round won't breed at any opportunity, this female being gravid is a completely valid possible explanation.
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