This "can" be considered normal. It may or may not be a good or ok thing.I have panthers. Soil is enough wet to lay. I looked eggs with a lamp. They are infertilizei.
Yes, you could be wrong, not to scare anyone, but we always have toThey don't lnook infertile to me. I can't see size in the photo, but they actually look good- appear well formed and calcified. Usually infertile eggs do not look like that.
You may not see much yet when you candle. Incubate them anyway and wait and see. Worst happens- you waste a little time.
Soil may be damp enough, but conditions are still probably not right. You might want to visually isolate her (cover sides of her enclosure or move her - sometimes I use clean new garbage cans filled partway with soil).
because of how the egg appears, my first guess would be something about her environment is not to her liking, not something wrong with her.
Could be wrong- I'm not there to see for sure.
^^ this.Really, if I were you a larger concern is why she is dropping them instead of making a nest. She almost certainly has more if she is a veiled or a panther but she is trying to hang on to them because conditions are not to her liking.
^- This a very good comment. Overconfidence is and will always be aI wouldn't count on waiting- once they start coming they usually need to come.
Especially when they start dropping them without nesting.
Does she look like she is having muscle contract around the eggs? they appear more visible beneath her skin usually just prior to laying. Can you get us a pic of her?
Soil dug in before breeding doesn't necessarily mean she will feel comfortable later. Don't make the mistake of overconfidence of conditions.
Actually- if you could take picture of her and then picture of her enclosure where she is set up to lay so we can see how it is set up and substrate, maybe we can be more helpful...
^- This can be true is some cases.In most cases with panthers its not a good thing when the female drops eggs like that. Sorry to have to tell you that...hoping it isnt' true this time. I hope she's not heading to eggbinding.
I would incubate the eggs she already laid. They could be fertile.
You said you feed her well...if you have been constantly overfeeding her it can cause reproductive issues.
^- This is exactly right. It was stated that they are fertile,I would try digging a hole in the dirt 4 or 5 inches down to get her started. This has worked for me in the past. It also saves the female some energy.
If this is her first breeding and she is laying eggs after 20 days, it could be
you missed the timing to fertilize the eggs already formed inside her and she
bred for the next clutch. I also agree that the eggs could be fertile and they developed sooner than most because of individual metabolic reasons mentioned earlier. I have seen eggs from virgin females that looked perfectly fine for the
first few months only to fungus later.