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RIP baby Draco

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Posted by: Al_frog at Tue May 6 23:31:25 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Al_frog ]  
   

I was not sure where to post this but didn't want to post it on the general forum and it is an Agamid so here goes.
I received 8 imported Draco volans(sp?) on 1/22/08. Several of these were gravid and one laid a clutch of 5 eggs on 1/28. All the gravid females and the lone male died in the first few weeks except one that survived until 4/05. Many of these agressively ate PH and slightly larger crickets and looked like they were doing reasonably well until they showed up dead. I misted frequently and they often drank surrounding drops. While they do have the reputation of being impossible to keep, I was disappointed since there were few clues that they were not doing well. Four of the 5 eggs hatched starting on 3/17 through 3/19 (~50 days). They were all active but 2 did not gain weight on the freshly hatched crickets and died by 3/31 and 4/03. A third one died on 4/13 just before I returned from a week away to Costa Rica. The last one that had grown to 3" from 2.5" TL and had gained 160% over hatching weight died on 5/03. They were cute little lizards and seemed active and (some) did gain weight and length so I do not know why they did not survive. Anyone with any experience that can shed light on this please reply! Thanks.


   

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