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RE: A FACT for nasicus... part 1

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Posted by: Gregg_M_Madden at Fri Jun 20 08:45:41 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Gregg_M_Madden ]  
   

Actually, the "deep" or full cage nesting with a good substrate allows the female to properly nest her eggs. One behavior I have observed that most people, including Jonny, have not seen is actual nesting behavior. The female will actually neatly gather the eggs into a tight bundle and then use her rostral scale to move dirt and pack it around the eggs. The reason people do not witness these actual nesting behaviors is because many have this irrational fear that the female will eat her eggs so they have their fingers up the females cloaca as the eggs drop out. Not literally but they will not leave that female in with the eggs for a time long enough for the female to nest them. I leave my females to do their thing and do not dig up eggs until the female leaves the nest on her own. This is not a behavior you will see in a little nest box with sphagnum moss. Nasicus, these are observations from myself and others who have used both methods. part 1


   

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