Originally Posted by cham_man
Thanks for the reply.
Did the number of eggs in each clutch diminish as she got older???
And how many crickets would you consider a daily feeding for her??
I'm just trying to gauge your idea of overfeeding . I personally feed 3 - 5 crickets a day under normal conditions and then up that to 6-7 liberally supplemented crickets a day when gravid .
I'm so curious to know that you are welcome to kill me after you tell me...LOL.
Sorry...back from a trip to the relatives. Yeah, honesty is the best policy. I'd rather voice my mistakes and indescretions of youth than let others repeat them. I was feeding her 7 to 8 adult crickets (or their equivalent) every day. Your feeding policy sounds a lot better than what I was using.
And yes, the number of eggs did dimish over time. Here's a closer look at the data:
Blue Banded Ambanja Female, "Tuna", hatched late July, 2000.
1st clutch: 19 (2/23/01), age 7 months.
fourth: 29 (retained sperm)
fifth: 27 (more retained sperm, infertile)
ninth: 17 (retained sperm?)
tenth: 12? (scattered, non-viable)
Died: 2 months, 8 days after 10th clutch on 11/9/02. Buried at the base of dogwood tree that blooms every spring.