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Re: gestation periods

Postby Dakota » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:49 pm

Richard.C wrote:Are u talking about mark prince

Yes, with his indoor animals.

I read somewhere where you offered 24/7 to some of your skinks — do you notice a difference in gestation in those compared to the ones that don't have constant access to heat?
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Re: gestation periods

Postby Richard.C » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:27 pm

Dakota he breeds outdoors

The indoors ones with short gestations were me,way down south where the climates freezing compared to cairns

Mine mated close to two months later than his and dropped babies roughly a month earlier
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Re: gestation periods

Postby Richard.C » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:30 pm

And yes i had a 24 hour hot spot,but rest of cage very cool,the ones that dropped early used that hot spot often
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Re: gestation periods

Postby Dakota » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:05 pm

Richard.C wrote:And yes i had a 24 hour hot spot,but rest of cage very cool,the ones that dropped early used that hot spot often

This is what I did with Virginia — hence what I was insinuating. But since I did not figure Xaunder was gravid until just a month or two ago, I didn't give her a constant heat source. Maybe why she hasn't dropped yet, if she is going to. Didn't want to make any claims until Xaunder dropped, though.

It'd be interesting to document wild Tiliqua gigas gestation periods and compare to their captive counterparts.
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Re: gestation periods

Postby Richard.C » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:04 pm

One thing u dont want to do is keep them to hit in that process,to hot often affects babies

Especially with cold adapted species like blotchies,which is probs why alot of out of aus folk get alot of deformities

Whilst i had constant hot basking spots,higher than your average,i aslo have colder temps alot cooler then your aveage to

In short i give them choices

Outdoors and wild they have variable conditions to deal with which often prolongs gestations

Hopefully soon i can show some more gestation variables
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Re: gestation periods

Postby Dakota » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:01 pm

Xaunder x Hunter (Meraukes)
First mating: August 30, 2015
Last mating: October 14, 2015
5 long matings, 5 matings overall
Birth: March 17, 2016
Gestation from first mating: 200 days
Gestation from last mating: 155 days
2 babies total; one born with a twisted back
No ovulation was witnessed
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