xxmonitorlizardxx wrote:They're a pair of skinks and they breed?
Is this a question to me? Well, then I'll answer with the limited knowledge I have:
No. They do not breed. Your "axanthic" trio of "Meraukes" have not ever produced offspring since they were imported into the US. Therefore they are not a breeding pair. You really shouldn't even call them a pair since, last I heard, you have not seen the "female" produce slugs --you just assumed that she slugged out since she did not produce babies after mating.
If you are going to call yourself a breeder, then the very least you could do is make sure you don't mislead buyers simply because you don't know the correct terminology.
I will give you the lesson again: When skinks "have sex", it is called MATING. When a male MATES the female, and the female produces offspring, then they have BRED. At that point they are a BREEDING pair, and at that point you have a skink you can label "female" when selling.
What you have is a MATING pair (which, as you well know, is no guarantee with BTS that the one on the bottom is female). You do not have a BREEDING pair
Yes, two skinks are a pair of skinks, but in this industry when you say "a pair" it is understood by all that you are saying they are one male and one female.
Am I wrong? Do you have pictures of the female with her delivered slugs? (--Which still wouldn't make them a breeding pair, but it would make your claim of one of them being female valid.)