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RE: It's been slow here.. Prasinus pic

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Posted by: Chad_ProExotics at Wed Nov 2 09:35:06 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Chad_ProExotics ]  
   

The eggs take 5 months to hatch at about 85.5. The eggs are buried a inch or two under very slightly damp vermiculite. I choose this method after seeing Kevin use it with his waters. I thought about how a Prasinus would nest in the wild, she would most likely use a pile of rotting leaves in a tree hollow. They would be completely covered the entire time. I'm guessing the contact with the incubation medium helps weaken the egg shell as the eggs start to turn colors and get really soft towards the eggs of incubation. We have tried other methods with Prasinus eggs (with no success) and I never saw the eggs turning colors or getting soft like I see with this method.

The babies grow so fast. The babies that were born in August are three to four times the mass they were born at. If they keep up the same pace, I can see them laying eggs by their first birthday!

I must say this. They are not easy to keep well or breed. They are also not super hard, but there is some learning that must be done before you could really expect to do well with this species. I suggest working with ackies for awhile and find success with them first. Ackies are very hardy and will teach you a lot about keeping and breeding monitors. And they handle keeper mistakes so much better than Prasinus.

Chad


   

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