First infertile clutch

Christywoowoo

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One week ago Rusty laid her first clutch of infertiles.
I had no idea that my girl Rusty was gravid as her appetite was consistant and so was her weight, so I didn't know to provide a lay box. Luckily she laid anyway and i came home to the surprise of my life.
25 unfertilized eggs and a very skinny dragon.
She's already fattening up again.
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acpart

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Am I right that they're presumed infertile because she's not with a male? I know this sounds crazy, but considering canelling the eggs from the next clutch that look promising and incubate them if you have an incubator. I did that to one of my female dragon's eggs and, though the egg didn't hatch, when it started to look bad, I opened it up and there was a fully formed hatchling inside. I'd had my dragon for 4 years without a male. She laid every year. One year she laid 5 clutches for a total of 125 eggs. this is why I got a male the next time around!

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Christywoowoo

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Well I had shown a flashlight on them first, because she has a female tank mate, and I was thinking that maybe there was some weird mix up at first,

but the eggs were yellow and hollow looking instead of the good pink and veiny.

That's really crazy though, she'd never bred before and you got a formed hatchling?
That's really one to document o.o

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acpart

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I could find no documentation that anyone has ever produced a parthenogenetic beardie before. I'd had the beardie for 4 years before incubating this egg and she'd laid eggs all 4 years. She was rescued with her brother before I got her and I can't guarantee that she didn't have contact with him so there's no way to prove that she was never with a male. Still, 4 years to store sperm is a long time.

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Christywoowoo

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Ah, well Rusty was bought as a juvenile from a pet store 3 and a half years ago and had never bred in her life, as well as the eggs just looked bad and quite a few were shaped oddly.
They were definitely infertiles.
Still an interesting experience, and I'll be keeping track of her for next time, assuming there will be a next time.
She's been doing very well with her normal large appetite ^^
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