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    A little help deciding what to do please!

    Hello everyone. I have a decision to make. I have a het clown/het albino female who is about 1600 grams and growing follicles. I have a het clown male who is a little over 400 and producing sperm plugs. I also have a clown male who is 100 grams and a pastel clown male who is at 100 grams. Do I try to breed my het clown male to my female or just wait for next year with her?

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    Re: A little help deciding what to do please!

    If you decide to mate early don't be surprised if your egg viability is low.

    This is a clutch from a 300 gram male:


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    Re: A little help deciding what to do please!

    ďSperm plugsĒ arenít actually sperm at all, but are actually hemipenal castings/shed.

    Provided heís mature enough to lock up with her - You could possibly try breeding the male at that size, but it is a little riskier since they donít have the same fat stores as a bigger male would have. If heís eating well, and continues to eat, then you should be okay with pairing him.

    But if he goes off of food at all, I would monitor his weight VERY closely and honestly if it were me I would pull him from breeding entirely until he starts eating again. You donít want to breed him to death!


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    Re: A little help deciding what to do please!

    Ohhhh no! I donít want that. Maybe we will just wait till he gets older

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    A little help deciding what to do please!

    I bred one of my males at 500 grams, he stayed on food and did just fine. His clutch also came out with 8 healthy eggs (though they didnít all make it through incubation, I have a thread open on that) but yeah you may run into some fertility issues from a younger male.

    You could also wait a little longer and let him pack on a bit more weight, but then your female may start absorbing her follicles if she doesnít have a male in with her soon enough.

    Itís really your call though, so do whatever youíre comfortable with!


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    Re: A little help deciding what to do please!

    Thatís the problem! I have no clown or het clown ready... so do I take a chance and put something else with her and make 50% hets?

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