Difficulty Breeding

mfm96

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Trying again after little sucsess after the last post.
Ive tried letting the female/male cohab almost a week and still no pairing. With both my females.

Is there a trick i am missing or is the females simply not interested in the male?
Species: C. Ritae.
 

KezyGLA

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Sometimes males are past their prime. This happens quicker in males of dwarf sp. IME.

Is the female in her regular enclosure?
 

mfm96

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Sometimes males are past their prime. This happens quicker in males of dwarf sp. IME.

Is the female in her regular enclosure?
Yes, i introduce the male to females enclosure. Seems odd that he is out of his prime, he is drumming like crazy everytime.
 

cold blood

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Leaving him with her is a dangerous proposition. I would pair them supervised and if the female doesn't react to his drumming, I try again later...most species you don't have to wait all that long to see interest.

But considering you left him with her for a week, how in the world would you think they haven't paired....you won't find cigarette butts...lol.

After a week together I would personally assume that the deed has been done. Excessive pairings lead to one primary thing...dead males...it only takes one insertion to get a sac.
 
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