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I have a adult male and female southern alligator lizard. Can they be keep together?



03/26/16  10:57pm

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  Message To: Savagedrumsticks   In reference to Message Id: 2317589


 Need help

Sure, as long as they have sufficient space - say, a 15 gallon-sized tank minimum. BTW - as has been mentioned in previous threads - it is nearly impossible to tell the sex on these unless you see them mating. Even PhD’s doing studies rely on x-ray examination to be certain.



03/27/16  05:23pm

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  Message To: Acre   In reference to Message Id: 2317606


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I actually caught them while they are mating



03/27/16  06:20pm

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  Message To: Acre   In reference to Message Id: 2317606


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I caught them while they are mating



03/27/16  06:20pm

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  Message To: Savagedrumsticks   In reference to Message Id: 2317610


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You might want to place a shallow container of damp moss or vermiculite in the cage in a couple weeks so the female will have a place to lay her eggs.



03/28/16  09:47am

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  Message To: Acre   In reference to Message Id: 2317617


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Do you know how long is it gonna take her to lay the eggs? And what do I do after the lay the eggs?



03/28/16  07:54pm

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  Message To: Savagedrumsticks   In reference to Message Id: 2317626


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Gestation is 4-6 weeks (a guess on my part from experience) and then they hatch in 45-50 days after they are laid if kept at a temperature of 75-80 F. This can be accomplished in an incubator or a home-made set-up consisting of an aquarium heater placed in a bottle of water which is then set in a styrofoam box in which a hole has been cut for the heater cord. The eggs must always rest on a moist medium e.g. damp vermiculite (preferred) or damp moss.



03/29/16  06:22pm


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