No eggs for months.

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Re: No eggs for months.

Post: # 59414Post Attatexana
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:25 am

If nothing is working for you; you can feed her fruit. But protein is better for egg laying. Also is she semi-claustral or fully claustral.

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Re: No eggs for months.

Post: # 59505Post Muttonchops1227
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:46 am

I have her full sealed up because I don’t have any kind of out world set up but that may be worth a try. I gave her a drop of honey today to see it she is interested. I was also thinking if I leave her for a few days to eat maybe I could put her in the refrigerator for a week or two.

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Re: No eggs for months.

Post: # 59534Post PwnerPie
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:05 pm

Make sure there is a warm spot on the test tube (heat cable or something). Definitely feed her!!! Honey was good, but give her a cricket leg or something as well.
4 main things for laying: warmth, full, dark, humidity.
If she was infirtle she would have died or laid male eggs by now. Sounds like she is fertile just is not comfortable in her environment. Are you heating her? How hot is the ambient temp in her area? And give her some protien! :)
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Re: No eggs for months.

Post: # 59542Post Muttonchops1227
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:13 pm

I’m going to have to come up with a way to keep her warmer. I think the humidity is ok I see her go back and forth between the wet and the dry cotton. Our average temp isn’t to extreme one way or the other but I can see her needing the extra heat. And I’m going to keep an eye out for something to feed her. Not likely that I find a cricket but maybe a beetle or a firefly.

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