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    Ovoviviparous is a zoological term that refers to animals that produce eggs but retain them inside the female body until hatching occurs, so that "live" offspring are born.

    I know this has been covered pretty good here-
    http://pangeareptile.com/forums/show...ht=dubia+birth

    But I experienced it myself finally and got a couple cool pics.....




    Just wanted to share......Hopefully ill see some nymphs is about a month!
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    Ewwwwwww, lol
    Great pics though
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    awesome
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    I ws feeding the other night and noticed one of my girls was carrying one also, not the first time I have seen it, and when you think about it, it looks like an alien egg sac comming out their butts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thongwedgie View Post
    I ws feeding the other night and noticed one of my girls was carrying one also, not the first time I have seen it, and when you think about it, it looks like an alien egg sac comming out their butts!
    Hahaah, That was my first thought.....I was like, what the! I thought dubias had live births......? Its cool to be able to know the babies are on the way.
    STEVEN

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    It is even cooler if you catch them hatching. The mom will push that case all the way out and it will sit for a few minutes and they start to explode with life. Its really amazing to see 20-30+ babies sometimes all hatching ready to move. It is kind of like watching a mantis ootheca hatch.

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    My absolute favorite part of new dubia babies is reaching in to feed them, my shadow passing across a "mama," and 30-some tiny whitish babies scattering like mad out from under her. It's so cute.





    It makes me feel like Godzilla threatening a schoolteacher and her flock.

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    Ill be keeping my eye out for the birth in hopes that I can catch a glimpse.....maybe even get some pics of that. A you-tube friendly video camera would be even better to catch it on. Then I could get some godzilla clips to! I might just have to go get one.
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    Ya i just had an ooth hatch. started with over 60 now have onyl 5, three weeks later. there cool little guys. like to eat each other though :th_Jttesur:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Ya i just had an ooth hatch. started with over 60 now have onyl 5, three weeks later. there cool little guys. like to eat each other though :th_Jttesur:
    You are not giving them a good enough diet if they are eating each other.

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