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    My female crested gecko laid an egg the other day that without a doubt is fertile. It has the cheerio donut shape in it and the shape has gotten bigger in the past few days just as a fertile egg does.

    The question is, is it possibly a partho egg?

    I have a 40 gallon tank separated in half. Male in one side female in the other.
    Mid winter she had broken into his side a couple times but I have since found the weak spot in security and fixed it.
    Since then she's regularly laid infertile eggs and has 100% not been in contact with the male.

    Now this random fertile egg?
    What are the chances that she would lay several infertile eggs before this random fertile one if they had been together mid winter?

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    She can retain sperm from when she was in the males side and waited until warmer weather to lay firtile eggs which I think may probably be what happened.
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    I agree with lastcreature...
    However, its also possible that her infertile eggs were his and she is just now laying a good one. is she a virgin? My girlie would lay dud after dud after dud, then lay a fertile outa nowhere. and she was bred. This could be your case.
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    She is not a virgin, but I've read that they can only retain for 5-6 months and it's been at least that long since she broke into the males side.

    I was planning on pairing her with a different male soon so now I'm not exactly sure what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brant_Moore View Post
    She is not a virgin, but I've read that they can only retain for 5-6 months and it's been at least that long since she broke into the males side.

    I was planning on pairing her with a different male soon so now I'm not exactly sure what to do.
    They can retain sperm for longer the. 6 months, however, it's not usual for them to. What type of substrate is she on? I highly doubt that it's partho, but you'll need really know for sure.
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    I tend doubt it as well, but something doesn't add up.
    She's on paper towel.

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    So how long do I wait before I pair her with the new male?
    How many clutches of infertile eggs?

    Since this is my only female I was really hoping to get a few clutches with the new male this year.

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    Update. She laid another infertile egg last night.
    So the last egg was fertile and the 2 before that were not.

    A Random fertile egg in between 3 infertile at least 6 months after having any contact with the male.

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