An Odd Merauke... Interesting But Graphic

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An Odd Merauke... Interesting But Graphic

Postby Hammock » Thu May 19, 2016 3:58 am

After almost a couple years of consideration. I decided to post this photo. Not to disturb anyone but to show that abnormal things do happen in nature. If this had happened in the wild, probably it would never have been observed. I watched the mother Merauke give birth to this neonate and then I watched her birth two more after this one. This one in photo did not break free of its membrane and the other newborns were starting to feed on its afterbirth. I then removed it seeing that it was possibly two babies in one membrane I removed the membrane and was surprised with what I have in my hand. The baby shortly expired maybe twenty minutes later. It was photographed and then preserved in 37% formaldehyde. The rest of the litter did great and are perfect adults in every way. Mother Merauke had an excellent litter again last year and is about to go again any day now. I might mention that the mother was an import from several years ago and the father is an import from 4 or 5 years ago. Totally unrelated. Mike
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Re: An Odd Merauke... Interesting But Graphic

Postby Ray Gurgui » Thu May 19, 2016 5:53 am

Very Interesting, two bodies one head. I had one born like that in 2004, its in the deformity's part of the care sheet. But mine was starting to split into twins I think, it had a third eye in the center and a cleft upper lip and the back of the head was starting to split. Had two tails and eight legs. I still have mine preserved too.

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Re: An Odd Merauke... Interesting But Graphic

Postby Dakota » Thu May 19, 2016 7:27 am

Very interesting. There was a case of a Bearded Dragon having the belly of a supposed twin that was trying to split from his back similar to this. It was a subadult the last time I seen it; I can't seem to find pictures of it right now.
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Re: An Odd Merauke... Interesting But Graphic

Postby Susann » Thu May 19, 2016 12:49 pm

Amazing. Sad, but amazing.

Conjoined twins happen in many species of animals...
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Re: An Odd Merauke... Interesting But Graphic

Postby splashy07 » Thu May 19, 2016 4:44 pm

I had a few abnormalities in my beardie breedings a few years back. Had Siamese Twins joined at the stomach and one with just feet sticking out of the sides and no legs. The twins lived for two months. Rather disconcerting but interesting nonetheless. I hope to God I have nothing like that with my BTs, I would probably have to be institutionalized.

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