- May 6, 2005
Well I just acquired a pair of Lepidodactylus lugubris (mourning gecko) which I have never had before. The terrarium they are set up in, a Zilla brand 12x12x18, has a live bromeliad and another unidentified plant and the substrate is coco fiber about 6 inches deep. I am aware of them being parthenogenic and I have recovered 4 eggs from the enclosure. One question I have about the eggs is how to tell if they are good, fertile, or bad and what normal progression of the egg looks like if it is fertile. The eggs look like they were laid at 2 separate times in pairs. One set looks relatively new with a yellow color on the inside. The other 2 are darker on the inside either suggesting that they have gone bad on the inside or is the color change just due possibly to the fact that there are baby lizards in the eggs? I have no way of knowing how long the eggs have been there and I tried lighting the eggs up with a flashlight to see on the inside and I can't tell anything for sure and I can't confirm any movement. I can get pics later I don't have any at the moment to post.