Thursday, May 05, 2011

Last Clutch Laid

The last of my four Juarez females dropped her eggs today. She went five for six on fertility it looks like. So for those of you keeping score at home, I have a total of 18 fertile eggs now incubating. As always, I'm excited to see what hatches out in about three months. BTW, this is proof that the microscope paid off, especially on this female. I was able to get good sperm samples from the two males she was with. One male sample had no apparent swimmers floating on the wet slide. The other male had lots of swimmers that I could see. At least I know who the dad is now and this is proof that the microscope is a valuable tool. I continue to believe that if a female lays infertile eggs, it is almost always the fault of bad/poor sperm from the male, but I'm open to hear otherwise from people who may have a different opinion.


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