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RE: Schneider skink egg!!!

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Posted by: OliveJewel at Mon Jul 11 00:20:19 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by OliveJewel ]  
   

Yes, Congratulations!! I have noticed that they tend to lay them all at once. I wonder if she laid any more?

I have one in an incubator right now, but I think I lost it due to improper handling of humidity and/or non-sterile vermiculite. So mad at myself, but I *did* have a newborn 8-week-old baby when she laid them (one was a dud) so I feel I have an excuse! The egg is so wrinkled and even has mold, but the weird thing is that it does not stink, and I have read miracle stories of eggs that looked bad hatching, but I will not hold out too much hope.

These eggs were laid by my second pair of Schneidy's. The male was brought back from looking skeletal when I got them so I am extra proud of him now (big beefy and ACTIVE!) My first couple laid a pair of eggs last year and I was very careful and they both hatched! So they are both about a year old now and growing nicely.

I adore these lizards and am so happy to hear that others are working hard to breed them, even though they don't lay very many eggs and are sold for so cheap as wild caught. I read somewhere that they may only breed every 2-3 years! But I think they might live a long time. The male of my first couple I have had for 10 years, and someone else owned him before that. So even if they only breed every 2-3 years, if they live 20 years and have 2 babies every 3 years, that comes out to over a dozen babies in a lifetime! (which is like one litter in a blue tongue though :D)

Good luck! and please keep us posted on the egg. Super congrats on getting the egg... you have to have the right conditions and they have to be really healthy and content to breed so you are a super good lizard parent!!!
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Lisa Rakestraw
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My skinks:
1.1.1 Corucia zebrata (Berman and Joni, baby Charlemagne)
2.2.2 Eumeces schneideri (Jack and Mabel; Kaa and Cochisa their babies)
0.0.4 Egernia striolata

Hubby's snake:
0.1 Lampropeltis alterna (Sandy)


   

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