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    Retained Sperm for a Decade?

    I have a 15 year old female whose last litter was laid in Feb, 2014. This morning she presented me with eggs and they look viable, so I had to fire up the incubator as I've been producing all boas the past few years. Fortunately it still works!

    I'd heard of female retaining sperm for a year, but ten years?

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    It could be a partho clutch.

    Hopefully she doesn't have genes like spider or champagne? Because that can be a problem.

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    Re: Retained Sperm for a Decade?

    No she's a normal/classic.

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    I've had a similar situation with snakes I've had since they were 1.5 years old. I can't say for sure they never bred before becoming mine but even if they did, that would be a frightfully long time to retain sperm, so I've assumed the eggs (some viable) were parthos. Either way, have fun!
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    Looks like a partho clutch. A few eggs went bad, one classic female pipped and came out of the egg yesterday, and I cut the remaining three good eggs last night. Another neonate is pipping today.

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    Fingers crossed for them...pretty special!
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    Just those two survived, the last two were kinked and stillborn.

    I had forgotten just how tiny and cute the babies are.

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    Well keep us posted on the two survivors.
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