How can I tell my females have eggs?

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How can I tell my females have eggs?

Post by JenniferRallison » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:14 pm

Just wondering if there is anything you will notice or if you pick up each of the females to examine if they have eggs?

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Re: How can I tell my females have eggs?

Post by JoeHermits » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:32 am

Sometimes you may notice guarding behavior, where a male follows a female around to keep other males away and entice her to mate.


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Re: How can I tell my females have eggs?

Post by Motörcrab » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:02 pm

If you look inside Abby's shell or the right to can see all her eggs. I happened to catch them copulating. If I wouldn't have seen that I wouldn't have known. She should be getting ready to drop her eggs any time now!Image

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