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4 days out of brumation and I have eggs!

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Posted by: wohlerswi at Thu Mar 20 09:57:43 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by wohlerswi ]  
   

Hey Guys
Wondering if any of you have ever dealt with this before. One of my female hogs laid 3 infertile eggs 4 days after coming out of brumation. I brumated her in a climate controlled room, and the room never went above 55 degrees. It averaged around 47 degrees the entire winter. So I know she didnt develop the eggs during her cool down. She is a virgin, never been with a male, and is now around 300 grams. She went into a shed cycle the week before I put them down to cool, and didnt slough her skin until Feb 11th. My entire collection went down on November 25th, and I pulled them Feb 20th. She dropped the clutch on Feb 24th. The eggs were normal size, and looked good, they were just infertile. She started acting a little lethargic during the last week of brumation, and I got a little worried about her. Well low and behold the reason was because she had 3 eggs in her. She is doing excellent now. Ive never had this happen with any colubrids, with several thousand clutches in my years of experience so I was extremely baffled. I am just getting around to posting because Ive been so extremely busy but this happened close to a month ago now. Anyone else ever seen or heard of something like this? Ive got pics of the eggs and the female laying etc that Ill get around to posting soon as I have a moment. thanks guys hope everyone's season is off to a good start.
Will


   

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