This little rogue attacked me last night while shifting some supplies around in the snake room. Barely escaped with my life
Cute find but …
“When parthenogenesis leads to trouble”
I feel like I’m missing something here …?
She looks terrifying…
They keep breeding, well laying, and escape and then they breed, well lay again out in the room and then there’s more and you’re all of a sudden overrun…
Ah… Everything is making a lot more sense
Nature finds a way!
Those are super cool! I just collected my first 2 mourning gecko eggs a couple days ago. In your experience are the first clutches usually infertile?
Always been fertile here.
And we don’t collect. Just leave them be
I have a lot of cover in my enclosure but I still want to collect them so I don’t risk them getting eaten and I have experience for when I go to sell them (where it will be easier to raise them separately than try to catch them). It laid the eggs in a tube so I could easily take them out.
This is why i haven’t purchased many of the Tityus Species or Hottentotta Hottentotta due to the fact that they reach maturity within a year and you can quickly become overwhelmed with scorpions. Of course not all Tityus are partheneogenic and theres only about 15 Species that are, so without a good plan of what to do with all them, it could be a bad thing for the animal and the keeper.
Such a tiny adorable snippet of ferocity! Is that typical size for a hatchling?
Nope, my girl’s first clutch hatched 2 beautiful healthy babies
Seems to be, though I have never actually had an isolated egg that I hatched to know so it is possible this gal is a couple weeks old for all I know
Goodness, such a tiny bit of adorable-ness. And I always think my corn snake hatchlings are so small.