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Old 04-14-18, 12:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: What the what?!

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Originally Posted by VeedubDan View Post
One of my corns used to do this every year. I never actually bred her but i always candled the eggs just in case as I've heard they can retain sperm and i didn't have her from a hatchling. Does anyone know if its true that they can fertilize eggs by themselves?
Yes, there is documented reports of the females of clutches laid parthenogenically fertilizing one or more of the eggs. When this happens, the sex of the babies are most always female.
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