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Parthenogenesis?

Discussion in 'Snakes - General' started by flutterbyu, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. flutterbyu

    flutterbyu New Member

    I got my female corn snake as a two month old hatchling and she is the only snake I own, so she's never been with a male snake since I got her. She's about two years old now. A couple days ago she laid a clutch of eggs which I assumed were infertile. However, I candled some of the plumper white ones today just to check, and 4 of them have definite red veins in them!

    Could infertile eggs still have veins? Could my female have reproduced asexually? Could she have mated at less than two months old before I got her?

    It's pretty warm at my home currently and I have the eggs wrapped in some damp paper towels, but should I bother to actually try to incubate them?
     
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    I have never heard of this in corns. I do believe I read somewhere about it being a possiblity in Retics. If you want to try to incubate them go ahead and give it a go. All you would be out is a little time.
     
  3. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Hi, even if parthenogenesis hasn`t (yet) been recorded in this spccies I think it`s worth incubating them.
     

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