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    My gal Antiope has been in with her male for a month or so now, I put them together 1/23/10. At the time of introduction Asopus (the male) weighed 18.5 grams and Antiope weighed 39 grams. Since they were so different in size I made sure to watch them for fighting or bullying, which never happened. They get along extremely well actually and both have gained a considerable amount of weight since being together. Anyway, I've been watching for Antiope to dig and she has shown no interest in her lay box, but appears to be gravid. I'm just wondering if others think she looks gravid as well So here she is!



    The last time I weighed either was on 2/19/10 for Antiope weighing 44.5 grams and Asopus on 2/23 at 20.7 grams. Antiope is an 07 and this will be her first season breeding.
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    I thought garg girls were supposed to be 50g before breeding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by meg90 View Post
    I thought garg girls were supposed to be 50g before breeding?
    I've heard some say as low as 40 - this girl was usually around 42 grams but depending on the day of the week, if she just pooed/ate etc it would be lower or higher. Before she was with the male she would go from 39-45 pretty regularly, recently though she's been 44 or more at all times.
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    If you feel underneath the rear chest cavity (just in front of the hind legs but sorta underneath) with the tip of your index finger you should be able to feel the eggs when they're calcified, sometimes they only become calcified a few days before they lay so you have to keep checking...
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    It's hard to tell from the pics but as another poster suggested, you should be able to palpate the eggs with them. Hopefully she is!

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