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Old 07-11-18, 03:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Mangrove monitor egg

Hi, as stated varanids are capable of asexual reproduction, and although it hasn`t (yet) been recorded in V. indicus it`s still a possibility (not suggesting this particular egg was fertile). When it does happen the offspring will all be male (not female).
Obviously you do have a female monitor in which case she is likely to become gravid on a regular basis even without a male being present.
Can you show a few photos of the whole enclosure and give details of the conditions (temps, humidity, type and depth of substrate and how you provide nesting options?
Just to mention; it`s perfectly acceptable to offer fertilised eggs on a regular basis, quail eggs are suitable and quite readily available.
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