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    Talking Anolis carolinensis hatching

    Hi all,

    It's been many years since I've posted on this forum. I had to give up geckos for a while for my career (wandering the world studying birds). I've recently settled back down into grad school, and I've gotten back into herp-keeping. A friend studying anoles recently had a whole bunch of female Green Anoles laying eggs, so I decided to take a few and hatch them and raise them up for fun. Last week, after roughly 5-6 weeks incubation, they all started hatching. I quickly realized that 12 eggs was not 'a few' and now I'm overrun by baby anoles gobbling down pinheads

    A surprise in the egg container one day:


    Ten eggs hatched over the course of the last week, all hatching first thing in the morning. Being so predictable, I was able to get a complete hatching sequence, from egg sweat to running away, on HD video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4B4FBL5-04

    There's about an 8 minute long boring stretch in the middle, but the beginning and end are cool. I always imagined lizards eggs hatching as a slow process, sawing away with the egg tooth, but pipping is actually very abrupt with the egg just splitting open at once.

    For the rest of my post, here's a bunch of pictures of the adorable new guys:

    "Please let me out of here"









    A lot more to go:















    Sooo tiny. All of the hatchlings were 0.3-0.4g



    Yolk still attached




    The escape artist. This one keeps escaping. Luckily, I keep my anole tanks next to my orchid table, and this guy, like me, has a fondness for Oncidium.



    The oldest hatchling at 8 days old, looking good






    Cheers,
    Nick
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    0.0.4 Correlophus ciliatus
    0.0.10 Anolis carolinensis

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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
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    They look so suspicious.
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    aw, so cute! That video is amazing, thanks for sharing!
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    That's really cool! What are you going to do with them?

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    I have to say, I have never seen cuter Anoles. Congrats on your new family!

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    Aww they are so cute, great video too, thanks for sharing
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    1.1 - R. leachianus leachianus Mt Kogis.

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