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Brailianole
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 My anoles- HELP!!!!!!!!

Hello, i really need help with my anoles. My female brown anole gave birth to one egg, and i accidently killed it- !! Will my female have more eggs? and, how do i take care of them??(the eggs). I need as much info as possible.



02/17/10  04:07pm

 #2124236


Atrax27407
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  Message To: Brailianole   In reference to Message Id: 2124233


 My anoles- HELP!!!!!!!!

The care for Brown Anoles (A. sagrei) and their eggs is the same as for Green Anoles. Here is an excerpt from my care sheet on the subject:

"After mating, the female will start producing eggs at roughly two week intervals some 2-3 weeks, until a total of 10-12 eggs have been laid. The best indication that she has produced an egg is a sudden weight loss around the middle. Often, though, the first indication that she has laid an egg is when you see a hatchling scampering around the enclosure!

Eggs are produced one or two at a time. The female has two ovaries and will usually alternate fertilized eggs from each. Some females have a propensity for "twins" and will produce a pair of eggs separated by a couple of days at roughly 10 day intervals (two weeks if you count from the day the first one in the pair was laid). Often the last couple of eggs are infertile.

The female Anole will bury or partially bury the eggs in the enclosure at the base of plants or in the corners. If you see one on the surface of the substrate or in a water dish, on a leaf, etc. it is very likely infertile.

Female Anoles have the ability to store sperm for up to 7 months. This way, they can avoid unsuitable conditions and produce a full clutch once the weather warms (in the case of a fall mating) or when conditions improve.

If you use a paper or reptile carpet substrate, place a large container of a moist, suitable substrate in the enclosure for her to use in egg laying. If you choose to incubate the eggs outside the enclosure, remove them taking care not to turn them from their original position. The scientific studies are inconclusive on this point but why take the chance.

You can put them in a large deli dish or other plastic container. Fill the deli dish about ¾ full of Vermiculite that you can get at a garden supply store and add enough water to make it nice and moist (a 1:14 ratio of Vermiculite to water is about right). Make a depression in the Vermiculite with your thumb. Place the egg in the depression taking care NOT to turn it from its original position. Cover it with Vermiculite. At a temperature of 85 degrees at 70% humidity, the egg will hatch in 35-40 days. Make sure the deli dish has a cover and punch some small holes in it for ventilation. Also make sure that the Vermiculite doesn’t dry out."




02/17/10  04:25pm

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Brailianole
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  Message To: Atrax27407   In reference to Message Id: 2124236


 My anoles- HELP!!!!!!!!

thanks, but i need some more info if possible. ok, so could i possibly put a heating pad under the deli dish to provide the heat and just put a lighting fixture at the top???



02/18/10  11:20pm

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Atrax27407
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  Message To: Brailianole   In reference to Message Id: 2124680


 My anoles- HELP!!!!!!!!

A regular incandescent light bulb will provide heat and you could use an undertank heater to provide additional heat if needed.



02/19/10  09:22am

 #2132579


Brailianole
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  Message To: Atrax27407   In reference to Message Id: 2124758


 My anoles- HELP!!!!!!!!

thanks so much!! my anole layed another egg and im off tho get verminculate.



03/13/10  06:00pm

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GIECO GECKO102010
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  Message To: Brailianole   In reference to Message Id: 2132579


 My anoles- HELP!!!!!!!!

DO NOT TOUCH THE EGGS .AFTER THEY HATCH YOU CAN TOUCH THE BABYS BUT UNTIL THEN NO TOUCHIE, TOUCHIE.



07/23/11  12:54pm

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Atrax27407
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  Message To: GIECO GECKO102010   In reference to Message Id: 2230232


 My anoles- HELP!!!!!!!!

Your advice is incorrect.



07/23/11  01:53pm

 #2230392


AnoleQueeeeen
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  Message To: Atrax27407   In reference to Message Id: 2230242


 My anoles- HELP!!!!!!!!

You can touch them as eggs as long as you do not rotate them or squeeze them too hard(:



07/24/11  10:39pm

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ReptileBuddy
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  Message To: Brailianole   In reference to Message Id: 2124680


 My anoles- HELP!!!!!!!!

How in blazes did u kill it??



09/05/11  07:10pm


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