Do All Females Lay Eggs?

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Do All Females Lay Eggs?

Postby ComicBookMama » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:44 pm

Sorry if that sounds like a dunderhead of a question... I'm just curious. If all females lay eggs, how often do they do so? I've got no idea if my Figment is male or female yet, and am waiting until s/he's a bit more settled and easy to handle before trying to figure it out, but figure it's never too early to ask.
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Re: Do All Females Lay Eggs?

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:48 pm

Post pics of Figments butt in the air w/ tail up and see if we can help sex
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Re: Do All Females Lay Eggs?

Postby claudiusx » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:45 pm

Hi,

Nope not all females will lay infertile eggs. Seems to just be the luck of the draw sometimes. :D

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Re: Do All Females Lay Eggs?

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:21 pm

So far , none of my adult female have been mated or ever laid slugs ( infertile eggs ).

I don't brumate my skinks or dragons either.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : new rescues Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, juvenile Cheakie (M) 21Oct19
Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Do All Females Lay Eggs?

Postby ComicBookMama » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:42 am

KarrieRee wrote:Post pics of Figments butt in the air w/ tail up and see if we can help sex
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Will give it a go - can you tell at three months old?
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Re: Do All Females Lay Eggs?

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:46 am

I cant but some others might be able to --- my breeder that I got Blaze from said he was a male and he was only 7 weeks old- dont know how they do it or what they look for but guess we will see --
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Re: Do All Females Lay Eggs?

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:13 am

KarrieRee wrote:I cant but some others might be able to --- my breeder that I got Blaze from said he was a male and he was only 7 weeks old- dont know how they do it or what they look for but guess we will see --
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It involves a very bright torch , I've not tried this with skinks or dragons , but if it works for hatchling monitors , it should work for hatchling dragons , refer to http://varanidae.org/Vol3_No1_Brown.pdf
and
Candlelighting Vigilis: A noninvasive method for sexing small, sexually monomorphic lizards.
Davis, A.R. and Leavitt, D. H., 2007.
Herpetological Review 38(4): 402-404.

The process in a nutshell :
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CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : new rescues Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, juvenile Cheakie (M) 21Oct19
Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Do All Females Lay Eggs?

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:20 am

ComicBookMama wrote:
KarrieRee wrote:Post pics of Figments butt in the air w/ tail up and see if we can help sex
Karrie


Will give it a go - can you tell at three months old?
YES ! definitely.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : new rescues Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, juvenile Cheakie (M) 21Oct19
Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Do All Females Lay Eggs?

Postby ComicBookMama » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:17 pm

kingofnobbys wrote:
ComicBookMama wrote:
KarrieRee wrote:Post pics of Figments butt in the air w/ tail up and see if we can help sex
Karrie


Will give it a go - can you tell at three months old?
YES ! definitely.


Tried to get a good, clear pic tonight, but little Squirmy McSquirmikins would NOT hold still. I will try again tomorrow and enlist my husband's help. On the upside, I feel pretty certain that I saw two little lumps on the tail region rather than one, so I'm now thinking male - but will try to get a picture for the expert folks to confirm for me!
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