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Post by PuffMomma on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:51 am

Hi! We cleaned the leo's viv tonight and found these under one of the hides. Are these eggs? They are stuck to the rock, and stuck together too. THey are flat/deflated looking.

I have no idea how long they have been there (less than a month for sure).

If they are eggs, are they viable? If not, any idea what went wrong?

What should we do now?

By the way (off-topic to this post) I have never seen my geckos shed. We've had them for 6 weeks, but they are adults inherited from a friend.

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Post by Kermit on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:57 am

They look like eggs to me, and they're deflated because they likely wernt laid in the proper laying media like vermiculite or even sphagnum moss. Or because they're infertile. As far as never seeing your leos shed, they may never give an indication they're shedding. Eros' last shed he didn't even ghost up and the only way I knew he shed was a piece stuck to his nose.

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Post by CharliesReptiles on Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:37 pm

Yes they are eggs. These were either not fertile to start with, or they died due to be stoof on, or not being put into a incubator within 24 hours of being laid Wink x

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Post by CharliesReptiles on Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:40 pm

Also with shedding. Adult geckos only shed if they have gained weight or grown in length. Most of the time you wont see them shed because they eat it after wards.

Another note with breeding, if thats what you are looking into doing - you have a male and female together if she is producing eggs this late into season. Make sure your female is 60g or more in weight and over 1.5 years of age Smile x

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Post by PuffMomma on Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:34 am

Thank You all for your responses.

We have a male and female, so I guess we can expect this 2x a year. It was not our intent to breed, and we were unprepared for the joyful event. We'll try to be more prepared next time around.

Although there is a moss bed in the humid hide, I am assuming I can't trust the geckos to "know" where to lay their eggs.

They are full adult size, so I am assuming immaturity is not the root of the poor egg quality. I think they were probably stepped on, as someone has already stated.

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Post by Karagain on Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:04 am

If you are interested in breeding them Smile I have made a sticky on how you can make your own incubator... I just had an egg hatch <3

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Post by PuffMomma on Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:07 am

Becca: I can't find the sticky.

Folks - more eggs today!!! What is going on? I thought this only happened 2 x a year. They are freshly laid....I need to figure out what to do stat!

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