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Old 07-14-04, 11:44 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Minnow

Is it true that a snake can lay fertile eggs even when it has never been with a male?
Supposedly a Burm laid fertile eggs without being with a male, last year. That is the only case I have heard of, but female pythons have laid infertile eggs, because they were close to a male (pherimones suspected). That is partially the reason we bred Elvira, so she wouldn't lay a dud clutch or get egg bound with infetile eggs (harder on the snake than becoming fully gravid). Vern's 2 females laid infertile eggs this year, without being with the males, but they were close to the males.

So, Mom, did you get it recorded?

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