Sperm Retention ????

Re: Sperm Retention ????

Postby Ruan Stander » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:52 am

Fantastic, holding thumbs for healthy little ones.
It is indeed.
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Re: Sperm Retention ????

Postby rolandslf » Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:15 pm

The normal female became egg bound with two eggs stuck right at the vent.
I tried everything I have learned over the years, a dose of extra calcium, swimming her in luke warm water, some olive oil and massaging.
Nothing helped.

I then turned to my friend Tim Korb, ex of Pezulu.
He succeeded in getting the two eggs out last weekend.
The female ate and seems to be doing just fine a week later.

Timmo, thanks Bud.
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Re: Sperm Retention ????

Postby Ruan Stander » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:31 pm

Glad she's alright :)
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Re: Sperm Retention ????

Postby rolandslf » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:01 am

Thanks Bud, she seems to be okay a week later.
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Re: Sperm Retention ????

Postby rolandslf » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:28 am

The first clutch of which 5 eggs survived, started to pip yesterday on day 84.
The Pairing was male Snow Motley x female Normal (Unknown hets).

I see what looks like an Amel, so the female is at least het Amel.

The other clutch which has 15 eggs is only due around the end of February.

I will get some pics of the pippies and post tomorrow.
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Re: Sperm Retention ????

Postby rolandslf » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:27 am

Well, the odds on this pairing seem surprisingly good.
One Amel out with another egg pipped, also Amel.
If the final 3 eggs have not pipped by tomorrow evening, I will cut them.

A pic of the baby.

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Re: Sperm Retention ????

Postby Ruan Stander » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:41 pm

Congratulations, they are so cute as hatchlings.
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Re: Sperm Retention ????

Postby rolandslf » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:32 am

Things are going okay. 3 out of 5 eggs hatched = 3 x Amels.
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