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Posted by: bleibow at Wed Nov 1 09:36:20 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by bleibow ]  
   

Sorry, no one answered you sooner. I imagine most of the big regulars on the forum are staring incessently at their incubators; I know the anxiety is driving me nuts.I don't have nearly the amount of experience that others here may have, but when I have paired animals together the males do tend to tongue flick and pursue the females around. Males that were placed with other males almost always seem to result in a more immediate defensive display involving a lot of puffing and posturing. I would advise you to pick up Beck's book on Heloderms. It has fantastic illustrations that demonstrate how ritualized these male-male "combat" sequences can get. It is a thorough scientific study, but if your not up on your zoology, there is still a wealth of fascinating information that is accessible to the average herpetocultralist. As far as visual clues to the sex of your animals, post a top down view with the animals side by side and I'll give you my best guess, I mean estimate...

Best of luck

Brian


   

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