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    Also how long do you pair them up for?

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    I do a week, but some may only require a night or two to get the job done.

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    Well, got our first clutch of the year today. They appear infertile (not surprising, since she hasn't been paired in over 2 years and is still not paired!) but the shells look very nice. We do not use any artificial lights except for the room lights, which are on 8am-5pm year-round. There are skylights for natural light, though. I feel like it's super early for a clutch, but I think she did this at the same time last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InventorReptiles View Post
    I do a week, but some may only require a night or two to get the job done.
    How many clutches do you usually get from them for pairing them for a week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth View Post
    How many clutches do you usually get from them for pairing them for a week?
    A female can retain sperm for up to one year. On average my females lay 5-6 clutches with 2 eggs in each cluth. Generally they lay one clutch every 3-4 weeks. Some females expecially virgins tend to lay at odd incruments and odd numbers sometimes one egg sometimes 2 till they get it right.

    I generally pair my geckos for a few days to a week, generally i can witness the job being done the first night but ill give them a few more just in case. I have hearf some breeders keep them paired till female shows she is gravid.
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    I don't separate my boys from the ladies, as here in Chicago they seem to naturally cool down and quit from Oct-Late Jan. This year, they've started much earlier. 4 of the 8 girls laid this week. The eggs are big and beautiful, and the girls are FAT, so I guess everyone was ready.

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    I have a couple groups where I keep the males with the females all year long. They seem to do a cool down by themselves. Starting mid November and starting back up end of Jan. beginning Feb. I don't put new pairs together till the end of Feb. In my opinion keeping males and females together is fine as long as you keep an eye on them. If you don't have time for that I would keep them apart. I have one male that would kill the female from over breeding. But hes not a breeder anymore.

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