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Re: Shipping A Holding Female

Postby DJRansome » Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:07 pm

IME one/two usually escape first, but when she spits she spits them all.

The female can take the entire brood back in her mouth when threatened initially, but I have not personally experienced this.
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Re: Shipping A Holding Female

Postby Smeagol » Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:51 pm

DJRansome wrote:IME one/two usually escape first, but when she spits she spits them all.

The female can take the entire brood back in her mouth when threatened initially, but I have not personally experienced this.

Well, here's what happened. As previously discussed, I had been watching 1 baby for several days last week. But then it disappeared and I didn't see it for a few days, so I assumed it finally got eaten. Meanwhile, I have a 2nd holding female that's getting ready to spit. Tonight I saw two babies. I don't know if they are new ones that just "escaped" from the 2nd holding female as you described, or if they are more survivors from the earlier brood.
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