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Postby Jev001 » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:07 pm

Hey guys I was away these past 5 days and when i got home I had found 6 eggs in my cage that were all dried out they were very hard. What is the cause of this? are they infertiles or what I hadnt put vermaculite in the tank but the female looks like she is going to shed again what does this indicate

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Postby Jev001 » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:08 pm

They are normal cornsnakes by the way
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Postby neko » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:38 pm

How big are they? When did she stop eating?
Where did she lay the eggs? What did the eggs look like?

I know you say dried out and very hard. They might be infertile, or she just lay them all over the place because there wasn't a good laying site. I've seen a ratsnake that I didn't know was gravid deposit infertile eggs all over the cage though. They looked like little pebbles, way smaller and yellower than a fertile egg would have been.

If there isn't a deposit site available, the snake will become very restless, looking for a place to lay them. Eventually she'll just lay them anywhere.

Are you sure there aren't any still in her?
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Postby Dentech » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:34 am

In this heat, snake eggs will dry up within a day or two if they are just laying on the substrate of a cage (fertile as well as infertile). A female will eventually lay the eggs anywhere in the cage if you do not provide a nest box in time. Cornsnakes usually lay within 8-14 days after their pre-lay shed (in my experience) and they will shed again within a week or two after laying.
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